HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780061128707, 292pp.
Publication Date: August 25, 2009
A lonely woman was murdered by her disturbed coworker.
The police have investigated. The case is closed.
But facts are not truth.
A routine investigation of an open-and-shut case is just what PI Ray Dudgeon needs to recover from the physical and emotional consequences of confronting the Chicago Outfit--until "routine" spirals out of control. The victim was no quiet, unassuming, unlucky single woman; she lived a double life in the shadowy realm of covert intelligence . . . and she died for the truth. Suddenly, Ray's ensnared in a conspiracy of darkness that weaves its way through the very fabric of the nation, and in grave danger of becoming collateral damage in America's war on terror. And his greatest enemy may be himself.
“A riveting and terrifying novel—a true thriller in every sense of the word. . . . Masterful.”
-Sara Paretsky, author of Burning Kansas and Fire Sale
“Packed with action and heart-breaking moments of truth.”
-Robert Crais, author of The Watchman
“Taut, hair-raising and ultimately enriching. You will not be disappointed.”
-Andrew Gross, author of The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide
“The writing is superb—dark poetry and violence in a seamless narrative of love, pain and redemption. Trigger City will break your heart in ways you never imagined.”
-Ken Bruen, author of Priest and The Guards
“Trigger City . . . grabs you hard on the first page and doesn’t let go, even after you’ve closed the book.”
-Tasha Alexander, author of A Fatal Waltz
“Trigger City is a compelling story . . . sharp, translucent, and original—Sean Chercover seems incapable of penning a cliché.”
-Loren D. Estleman, author of Frames
“Trigger City will grip you from start to end…another masterful stroke from the pen of Sean Chercover.”
-The Strand Magazine
“Plenty of exciting and scary action....Could be the first of a new age of crime fiction....[Chercover] seems on his way to becoming the Ross Macdonald of his time, close to rubbing shoulders with Dashiell Hammett in the Crime Writers’ Hall of Fame.”
“Highly entertaining....Chercover is a colorful, quotable writer.”