The Silent Hour
Lincoln Perry 4
By Michael Koryta
An intricate, fast-paced thriller that explores just how dangerous the offer of a second chance can be.
When private investigator Lincoln Perry starts receiving letters from Parker Harrison, a convicted murderer, he ignores them. Then Harrison turns up at Lincoln's office begging for help.
Twelve years ago, Harrison was enrolled in a programme for paroled murderers run by Joshua and Alexandra Cantrell. One day, the couple vanished. No one has seen them since and their multimillion-dollar lakeside house is now a ruin. Harrison wants to find Alexandra.
Lincoln has no desire to work for a murderer, but when Joshua Cantrell's body turns up and he discovers that Alexandra was born into one of Cleveland's foremost mob families, he agrees to investigate, despite his misgivings.
Soon Lincoln is immersed in a family mystery that challenges his abilities as an investigator and has him looking over his shoulder at every twist and turn . . .
Michael Koryta's novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of twenty-one. His work has been translated into twenty languages.
Visit Michael Koryta's website at www.michaelkoryta.com and follow Michael on Twitter @mjkoryta
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09 May 2013
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Koryta spins a dark tale of broken dreams and second chances in his stunning fourth mystery. — Publishers Weekly
Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf. — Kirkus Reviews
Koryta writes with maturity and grace, delivering clipped, crisp prose and crackling suspense. — Booklist
Koryta is one of the best of the best — Michael Connelly
Michael Koryta is one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. — Mail on Sunday
Koryta knows how to build tension and create a febrile atmosphere . . . a writer to watch. — Spectator
[Koryta] possesses an unusual gift - the ability to write a sure-fire bestseller. — News of the World
On my must-read list. — Dean Koontz
Michael Koryta is one of our new dynamos in the world of books . . . [he's] becoming a wonder we'll appreciate for a long time. — Daniel Woodrell