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The Blade Itself *SIGNED 1st Edition*

Sakey, Marcus

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ISBN 10: 0312360312 / ISBN 13: 9780312360313
Published by NY: St. Martin, 2007
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With raves from every notable crime writer in the business, you've either heard about this first novel or you've been in solitary confinement. Danny Carter's contented, quintessential suburban life collides with a crunch when he runs into his old burgling buddy Evan, who is newly released from prison with a really nasty jones for making Danny's life miserable. Evan is a splendidly villainous character; he steals every scene. It's a creepy pleasure watching him make Danny squirm. Sakey's debut crime novel asks, "How far would you go to protect everything you love?" and that's exactly what you'll find out. This debut bodes very well for Sakey's future - which is guaranteed if his next novel is anywhere half as good as Blade. Collectors and readers for pleasure alike should snap this up. A Partners' Pick - a first novel by an author to watch - SIGNED on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1210090007

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Title: The Blade Itself *SIGNED 1st Edition*

Publisher: NY: St. Martin

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed

Edition: 1st Edition.

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How far would you go to protect everything you love? On the South Side of Chicago, you're only as strong as your reputation. Danny Carter and his best friend, Evan, earned theirs knocking over pawnshops and liquor stores, living from score to score, never thinking of tomorrow.
Then a job went desperately wrong, and in the roar of a gun blast, everything changed. Years later, Danny doesn't think about his past. He's built a new world for himself: a legitimate career, a long-term girlfriend, and a clean conscience. He's just like anyone else. Normal. Successful. Happy. Until he spots his old partner staring him down in a smoky barroom mirror. The prison-hardened Evan is barely recognizable. Having served his time without dropping Danny's name, his old friend believes he's owed major payback---and he's willing to do anything to get it. With all he loves on the line and nowhere to turn, Danny realizes his new life hinges on a terrible choice: How far will he go to protect his future from his past? A debut novel that's drawn comparison to Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Quentin Tarantino, The Blade Itself is the story of a good man held hostage by circumstance; a riveting exploration of class, identity, and the demons that shape us, where every effort to do the right thing leads to terrifying consequences and one inevitable conclusion:
 
The more you have, the more you have to lose.

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"Sakey's brilliant debut is a must-read."
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
"The Blade Itself is a terrifically good debut---streetwise, heartfelt, and exciting. I loved this book."
---T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Fallen
 
"Taut, involving, and memorable. Marcus Sakey is an authentic, original new voice in crime fiction."
---George Pelecanos, author of The Night Gardener
 
"A truly excellent debut---like vintage Elmore Leonard crossed with classic Dennis Lehane."
---Lee Child, author of The Hard Way
 
"Simply put, Marcus Sakey has penned one of the most stunning and appealing works of fiction I've ever read. It's quite possible that The Blade Itself will be recognized as the crime debut of the decade."
---Victor Gischler, author of Gun Monkeys

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