Balboa Firefly

Balboa Firefly by Jack Trolley

A taut, fast-moving, darkly funny novel that introduces San Diego cop Tommy Donahoo…and combines the authenticity of a police procedural with the white-knuckle suspense of a non-stop thriller.

San Diego Police Sergeant Tommy Donahoo, a hard-drinking, hard-loving, hard-boiled cop, chases not one, but two different madmen intent on shooting down a commercial airliner over a residential neighborhood, both hoping to use the disaster to make a killing in real estate. 

 

 


Books by Jack Trolley

Manila Time

Manila Time

San Diego cop Tommy Donahoo is roped against his will into a blackmail scheme involving a murder.

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Balboa Firefly

Balboa Firefly

Tommy Donahoo, a hard-drinking, hard-loving, hard-boiled cop, chases not one, but two different madmen intent on shooting down a commercial airliner over a residential neighborhood.

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Juarez Justice

Juarez Justice

In his third adventure, San Diego Police detective Tommy Donahoo is sent to Mexico to assist the Tijuana police in the investigation of the brutal rape and murder of a rich socialite.

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La Jolla Spindrift

La Jolla Spindrift

San Diego police detective Tommy Donahoo is up against a crazy Mafia hitman, a rogue FBI agent, a scheming millionaire, and a horny heiress named Travata "Jumpy" Havershot as he investigates the death of a Navy SEAL, a kidnapping, a helicopter crash, millions of missing dollars, and a sunken ship, among other things in this rollicking, action-packed adventure. 

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Reviews For Balboa Firefly

Balboa Firefly 5.0

A fast-paced shocker.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Balboa Firefly 5.0

Tough and amusing. A very enjoyable read.

Los Angeles Times

Balboa Firefly 5.0

Trolley who, under his real name Tom Ardies, published several thrillers in the '60s and '70s, returns to thriller writing after 16 years with this first-rate page-turner. Judging by this gripping yarn, he has stayed away from the genre for 16 years too long.

Publishers Weekly

Balboa Firefly 5.0

Trolley has a knack for writing taut thrillers. He brings the action right down to the last, breathless second, and he does it with considerable skill, humor and style.

New York Times