By William Landay
Before the New York Times bestselling luck of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this severely acclaimed first novel of crime and suspense—perfect for lovers of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Dennis Lehane.
“Landay writes with eloquent intensity.”—The big apple instances publication Review
By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a physique lies sprawled in a abandoned cabin. The lifeless guy was once an elite D.A. from Boston whose beat was once the city’s hardest local: venture apartments. For neighborhood police leader Ben Truman, investigating the homicide will suggest leaving his quiet domestic and becoming a member of a vengeful manhunt in a global of not easy streets and tougher deals. The law enforcement officials have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator specified for prosecution via the murdered D.A. yet Ben distrusts the Boston police—especially while he uncovers a mystery heritage of homicide and retribution stretching again two decades. As prior and current collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an blameless man—or enable a accountable one pass free—one factor continues to be sure: the main strong revelations are but to come.
Includes an excerpt of Defending Jacob
“A crackling debut that solutions the query: Who could be the subsequent Grisham?”—Kirkus studies (starred review)
“An creative, gripping suspense debut . . . Landay bargains out pertinent info with the finesse of a poker participant. . . . A wealthy, harrowing and pleasant read.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Landay’s] story is equivalent to his fellow Beantown author Dennis Lehane, that is a real compliment.”—Rocky Mountain News
“Waiting for a brand new Landay novel is like watching for a man from Cremona to construct a violin: worried yet worthy it.”—Lee Child
Winner of the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for most sensible First Crime Novel
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