The New England Connection" is an eighty-thousand word suspense story in the genre of Mary Higgins Clark, Ken Follett and John Grisham. This fictional story develops intrigue without excessive sex, violence, or profanity. The criminals, a young man and woman, have made the decision to live outside the law for their excitement and profit. In a stolen van, equipped with sophisticated video equipment, they tour New England abducting young women for the production of pornographic movies they hope to sell. Unfortunately, one of their victims dies from an overdose of the drug they used to sedate her. They then commit the heinous crime of robbing the family while they attend their daughter's funeral. In a different state they commit another murder, this time premeditated.
The criminals continue to travel to different New England states kidnapping and abusing their victims. As they continue this mayhem, police are trying to identify the perpetrators using any and all police systems. The criminals have no police records on file. All attempts to identify them through DNA or fingerprints prove unsuccessful. Like many other crimes police work on, solutions may hinge on dogged police work, but in many cases, luck A traffic stop by a local policeman results in the identification of the criminals. However, this information possibly may never be used in a court of law because the police failed to follow proper procedures during and after the traffic stop.
Hal, Bill and Colleen Murphy have followed in their father's footsteps. They are law enforcement officers living and working in different locations throughout New England. The Murphy family are each working on open cases involving these criminals unaware of each other's open cases. Eventually, attending a family social event, they discover the serial implications of their respective cases. Working jointly with other law enforcement personnel, the victim's rights are served in an very unusual way.
The novel explores the methodology of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in solving serial crimes. It also identifies the animosity between those agencies. Telephone interviews with state police and F.B.I. officials were conducted to ensure accurate portrayals of their responsibilities. References to F.B.I. data systems such as V.I.C.A.P. ( Violent Criminal Apprehension Program ).
The novel ends in a way that further adventures of the Murphy family police activities can be continued in future novels.