An Ex-Cop's American Dream is About to Become a Nightmare.
Will Magowan, the "vulnerable and deeply damaged" (Booklist) ex-narcotics detective introduced to readers in the critically acclaimed Slow Fire, has decided to retire from law enforcement and start a new life. Things are looking up: he's moved back in with his wife and landed the new job he's always dreamed of.
Then a figure from out of the past appears and makes a mysterious demand. Erik Crandall is someone that Will sent to prison years before, when he was an LAPD Detective. Will tries to brush Crandall off, but the situation escalates into violence.
As Crandall threatens to destroy the new life that he's built, Will turns to the authorities, but they are of little help. He begins to realize that the only way out is by confronting tragic events from his past--a past he'd do anything to forget. Will must risk everything as he uncovers long-buried secrets and discovers that almost nothing in his life is what it seems.
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Praise for Slow Fire
"Not one word wasted...writing as taut as stretched hemp."--Ted Bell, New York Times Bestselling author
"Haydenville looks like the perfect place for disgraced and grieving cop Will Magowan to find redemption. Instead, he finds a labyrinth of dark secrets, lies, and crime that he must navigate -- while keeping his own demons at bay. With its gripping plot, colorful cast of characters and shocking ending, Slow Fire will definitely have readers looking for more from Ken Mercer." --Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author
"Exceptionally well-paced and carefully plotted... and, we hope, the beginning of a fine new series."--BookPage
"Both his prose and his hero are refreshingly honest and direct."--Kirkus Reviews
Ken Mercer was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1962. The author of the critically acclaimed novel Slow Fire, he has also written for newspaper, magazine, radio, television and feature film. He lives in Northern California.
For more about Ken Mercer, please visit kenmercer.com.
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Book Description Minotaur Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312558376
Book Description Minotaur Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110312558376