George Denton was a good kid, young, enthusiastic and full of life. All he wanted was a mother who loved him and treated him right; instead, he got Holly.
Holly was a waitress at an all-night diner. To save money, she used to take George to work with her, which is where he earned the name Tip.
The things Holly did ended up getting her in trouble. It was bad enough for Tip growing up with a no-good mom; now he had to grow up with none at all, and he had a lifelong mystery to solve as well.
Giacomo Giammatteo is the author of gritty crime dramas about murder, mystery, and family. He also writes non-fiction books including the No Mistakes Careers series. When Giacomo isn’t writing, he’s helping his wife take care of the animals on their sanctuary. At last count they had 45 animals—11 dogs, a horse, 6 cats, and 26 pigs. Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with Giacomo every day and happens to also be his best buddy.