Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151012923, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
Murder, money, and marriage pack a triple treat in this absorbing, character-driven crime novel from Thomas Perry.
When Los Angeles P.I. Phil Kramer is shot dead on a deserted suburban street in the middle of the night, his wife, Emily, is left with an emptied bank account and a lot of questions. How could Phil leave her penniless? What was he going to do with the money? And, most of all, who was the man she thought she married? Meanwhile, Jerry Hobart has some questions of his own. It's none of his business why he was hired to kill Phil Kramer. But now that he's been ordered to take out Kramer's widow, he senses a deeper secret at work--and maybe a bigger payoff from Ted Forrest, the mysterious wealthy man behind the hit.
THOMAS PERRY is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the bestselling novels Nightlife, Death Benefits, and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for Best Novel. He won the Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, and Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in Southern California.
PRAISE FOR SILENCE
"Irresistible . . . Silence entertains until the very last page."New York Daily News "Perry is the grand poobah of the running-away narrative . . . and he’s at the top of his cat-and-mouse game in Silence."Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review