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Fresh off the critical acclaim of his Los Angeles Times Book Prize--nominated Envy the Night, Michael Koryta returns with a blistering new installment in the Lincoln Perry series.
Home to Dreams
October 2, 1992--April 12, 1996
So reads the strange epitaph carved beside the door of the home called Whisper Ridge, a multimillion-dollar piece of architectural majesty that once housed the beginnings of a unique program for paroled murderers. The program never got off the ground, however, despite how passionate a woman named Alexandra Cantrell, daughter of a notorious Mafia don, and her husband, Joshua, had been about it. Still uninhabited twelve years later, the house remains as a strange monument to dangerous secrets, falling into ruin as the forest grows up around it.
While the couple’s abrupt exit was unusual, it was also not regarded as suspicious—until the bones of Alexandra’s husband are found buried in the woods.
Private investigator Lincoln Perry isn’t thrilled about the situation, or his client: Parker Harrison served fifteen years for murder but claims Alexandra’s intervention saved his life. Now he wants to find her---and he’s not the only one.
What seems at first like the simplest of jobs proves to be an undertaking that will challenge both Perry’s abilities as a detective and his commitment to that calling. With a new partner to train and a case that leads straight to the heart of the Cleveland organized crime scene, Perry finds himself glancing over his shoulder at every turn, pushing the bounds of safety even as he backs away.
Once again Michael Koryta has crafted an intricate, lightning-paced thriller, ratcheting up the tension as he explores just how dangerous the offer of a second chance can be. The latest installment in the Lincoln Perry series, which the Chicago Tribune calls “addictively readable,” marks another step forward in his incredible career.
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--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Whisper Ridge is a multimillion-dollar piece of architectural majesty that once housed a unique program for paroled murderers. The program never got off the ground, however, despite the passion of Alexandra Cantrell, daughter of a notorious Mafia don, and her husband, Joshua. Twelve years later, the uninhabited house is in ruins. It remains a strange monument to dangerous secrets...until Joshua's bones are found buried deep in the forest.
"The inventive plot of The Silent Hour surprises right up to the end."
--St. Petersburg Times
Private investigator Lincoln Perry isn't thrilled about having to unearth this enduring mystery--one that continues to capture the media's attention. His new client is no picnic either: Parker Harrison served fifteen years for murder but claims Alexandra Cantrell's intervention saved his life. Following a trail that leads straight to the heart of Cleveland's organized crime scene, Perry finds himself immersed in a case that challenges his abilities as a detective and his commitment to that calling. Now he's glancing over his shoulder at every turn--and pushing the bounds of safety even as he backs away...
"Michael Koryta is one of the best of the best...his Lincoln Perry is going to be around for a long, long time."--Michael ConnellyAbout the Author:
MICHAEL KORYTA’s first novel, the Edgar-nominated Tonight I Said Goodbye, was published when he was just twenty-one, and was followed by Sorrow’s Anthem, A Welcome Grave, and the stand-alone thriller Envy the Night. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he has worked as a newspaper reporter and private investigator. His novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
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