William Landay was born and raised in Boston, where he now lives with his wife and two sons. A graduate of Yale University and Boston College Law School, he served for six years as an assistant district attorney before turning to writing. MISSION FLATS is his first novel.
The story starts slowly but then becomes faster and faster, real edge-of-the-seat stuff. As it builds through unexpected turns, the characters gain depth and a fantastic thriller ensues. Lots of action, moral issues, the effect of guilt (or the lack of it) and small town frustrations (Maine) make up one of the best first novels Iâ€™ve read in this area for a long time. It appears others thought so too for it won the Crime Writersâ€™ Association John Creasey award for best first crime novel. Youâ€™ve got to read it.