City of the Sun by by David Levien: Summary and reviewsThank you! In this debut novel from screenwriter Levien, a kidnapped child leads an emotionally wounded private detective and his client down a relentlessly grim trail from middle America to the darkest deserts of Mexico. Fourteen months pass before his parents, Paul and Carol, paying yet another hopeless visit to the police station, realize that Captain James Pomeroy, who assured them that their son ran away, has assigned some 20 officer-hours to the case, less than two hours per month. So the time is ripe for them to follow up a tip from a sympathetic cop and hire private investigator Frank Behr, an ex-cop whose career took a nosedive when he ran afoul of Pomeroy and his own son was accidentally killed. Despite some pivotal plot twists that are more emotionally wrenching than plausible, the novel is a remarkably assured exercise in grabbing you by the throat and shaking you until the very end. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
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I read Chandler when I was younger, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable novel of psychological suspense that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale. BookBrowse Review. Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. With dark twists and intertwining narratives, and some Hammet!
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It might have done for a low-rent movie starring a past-his-prime B-lister, but as sunn novel, she does yoga once. Oh yes. City of the Sun by David Levien is a gritty novel about the abduction of a young boy and his father's search for him.
About David Levien. More filters. The police doesn't work the case, and after 14 months a private investigator quite easily comes about clues. If you haven't uncovered City of the Sun, pick it up and give Frank's services a try.And Cormac McCarthy, though not strictly a icty writer! Then the father gets involved and suddenly this becomes a buddy story: the detective and the father bond and go get the bad guys together! Together they patiently investigate the clues and eventually uncover a far bigger conspiracy involving the kidnapping of multiple boys. Read Full Excerpt.
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