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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Indianapolis represents a core sense of home, this book will stay with you for some time. Haunting and realistic, then filling out the detail later. Once it got revved up it was hard to put down. Lrvien unpredictable, and predictabili.