Favors and Lies

“…A solidly executed thriller…”
~ San Francisco Book Review

Favors and Lies is available at your local bookstore, as well as the following booksellers:



Awards for Favors and Lies:

  • Winner – USA Book News Award
  • Finalist – Indie Excellence Award
  • Finalist – International Book Awards
  • Finalist – Foreword Reviews IndieFabAward
  • Bronze Medal – Readers’ Favorite Award  
  • Second Place – Readers Views Literary Awards

Additional Reviews:

“Because of his intriguing plots, quirky characters and a mind that just keeps racing, Gilleo is becoming one of the favorite new American mystery writers.“
Readers’ Favorites

“The characters are well-developed and the complex plot flows easily… Mark Gilleo is definitely one of the best reads I have had this year…”
~ Reader Views

“Mark Gilleo’s writing is quick and engaging, and the action never drags…”
Portland Book Review


Dan Lord is a forty-year-old private detective with a law degree working the blurred line between right and wrong in the Nation’s Capital. As a self-employed solutions broker and legal consultant, he works for a very select clientele. He doesn’t advertise and only takes cases on referral. But when two people close to him are murdered, Dan’s work becomes very personal.

With the assistance of a newly hired female intern, extracting clues from a ladder of acquaintances, Dan bounds through both the underbelly and elite of society, each step bringing more questions and yet ultimately taking him closer to the answer he seeks. A bail bondsman, a recluse hacker, a court clerk, a university student, an old-school barber, a high-class madam, an intelligence officer, a medical doctor, and a police detective are among the list of people Dan must cajole for help. His quest will lead him to discover things he never wanted to know, and put him in the position to reveal things that important people would prefer remain unrevealed.

Tense, ingenious, and filled with the unforgettable characters, FAVORS AND LIES is Mark Gilleo’s most thrilling novel yet.

Copyright 2018.  All Rights Reserved.