I can recall reading one book from him years ago and really enjoying it and then trying to find some more of his work. I can't even remember if it was one of these two or something different, nor the year.
I don't think you could necessarily class Abel as prolific. He has written a further three books in a series that I can find information on.
1. Cold Steel Rain (2000)
2. The Burying Field (2002)
3. Down in the Flood (2009
James Lee Burke said of Bait - " One of the finest crime novels I've ever read....A stunning achievement."
When narcotics cop Jack Walsh accidenttally kills the son of a Mafia boss JohnnyD'Angelo in a drunken road accident his life is effectively over. Byt when he comes out of jail to begin a solitary existence in a small, remote town he finds there is no eacape from the past. For D'Angelo honour dictates that Walsh is killed to avenge his son - and for the FBI, who up to now have been unable to nail the Mafia boss, Walsh in the perfect bait to pin a murder rap on him.
Investigating the murder of a young woman who was found clutching an NYPD detective badge, Dave Moser and his partner find clues that link the victim's unsavory father to a corrupt cop.