By Duane Swierczynski
The bullet was fired in 1965... it's about to hit home. This is the story of one family, one crime, and many consequences, by Duane Swierczynski, 'a great storyteller' (Michael Connelly).
Three generations - torn apart by one bullet.
Philadelphia 1965: Two street cops - one black, one white - are gunned down in a robbery gone wrong. The killer is never prosecuted. One of the fallen officers, Stanislaw Walczak, leaves behind a twelve-year-old boy, Jimmy...
Philadelphia 1995: Homicide detective Jim Walczak learns that his father's alleged killer, Terrill Lee Stanton, is out of prison. Walczak will be waiting, determined to squeeze the truth out of him - any way he can.
Philadelphia 2015: Jim Walczak's daughter Audrey, studying forensic science in grad school, reinvestigates her grandfather's murder for her dissertation. But the deeper Audrey digs, the more she realises: the man everyone thinks killed Walczak didn't do it...
And when the truth comes out, the danger's only going to grow.
Duane Swierczynski is the author of thrillers Expiration Date, Severance Package and CANARY, and the three novels in the Charlie Hardie trilogy, FUN & GAMES, HELL & GONE and POINT & SHOOT. He also writes for Marvel Comics and co-authored Level 26 with CSI creator Anthony Zuiker.
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28 Jul 2016
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A three-generation crime saga... a resounding success, with each story line featuring full-blooded characters and intrigue that works both in its own right and in the larger context... Swierczynski just gets better and better. — Booklist