Book number four and I still can’t believe how good this author is. Don’t pigeon-hole this man a ‘crime author’, he is so much more than that. A phone call tells our protagonist, John, that the father he assumed dead in fact has been alive for the last thirty years. Naturally John does some serious digging and the criminal underworld he throws up gives him mixed answers. This is quality stuff.
John Harper has always been alone. His mother died when he was just seven years old and he was raised in New York by an aunt he barely knew. He never even made his father's acquaintance - a man who died shortly after he was born. After leaving the Big Apple as soon as he was old enough, his life consisted of one moderately successful book, a collection of affectionately received newspaper columns and a comfortable existence in Miami. Then everything changes. A liquor store heist goes wrong - and turns John's existence on its head. It seems that his father didn't die all those years ago. In fact, he has thrived in the New York underworld. But now the man himself lies critically injured in a Manhattan hospital and it's time for father and son to meet at last ...
'Tension is high, and the pace never flags' -- Victoria Moore, Daily Mail
'There's a riveting plot at the centre of this frustrating thriller' -- Kevin Sweeney, Irish Times
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||5th July 2007|
|Author:||R. J. Ellory|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
R .J. Ellory is the author of nine previous novels including the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR CRIME FICTION PRIZE. Ellory's novels have been translated into 23 languages, and he has won the USA EXCELLENT AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY, the STRAND MAGAZINE BEST THRILLER 2009, the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR for A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE and the QUEBEC LAUREAT. He has been shortlisted for a further 13 awards including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers' Association. Despite the American setting of his ...More About R. J. Ellory