By Howard Shrier
(Vintage Canada, Paperback, 9780307359568, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
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Canada's top private eye is back as Jonah Geller resumes his vagabond ways in Boston Cream, the Vintage World of Crime trade paperback original and sequel to the Arthur Ellis-winning novels Buffalo Jump and High Chicago.
David Fine is not the kind of guy to go missing. Or so his father tells PI Jonah Geller. A brilliant young surgeon-in-training, devout, devoted to his parents--last seen 2 weeks ago leaving the Boston hospital where he worked. Still recovering from a concussion, Jonah and partner Jenn Raudsepp soon find out that David fled for his life after a vicious Irish crime boss tried to abduct him. And that he's more likely dead than alive. Then Jenn joins the ranks of the missing, and Jonah needs help from former hit man Dante Ryan and two local wise guys as he races the clock to save her life, one step ahead of the Boston law.
HOWARD SHRIER was born and raised in Montreal, where he began his career as a crime reporter for the Montreal Star in 1979. Since then he has worked in print, magazine and radio journalism, theatre and television, sketch comedy and improv, and corporate and government communications. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons and is working on his fourth Geller novel.
“Explosive. . . . Having won Arthur Ellis Awards for 2008’s Buffalo Jump and 2009’s High Chicago, Shrier should make it three in a row with this excellent effort.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“There is a reason Shrier consistently wins the Arthur Ellis, Canada’s highest crime fiction award: he tells a really good story. Relish the local color, cultural nuances, and successive waves of action.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“The third Jonah Geller novel by Arthur Ellis winner Howard Shrier is the best so far. Shrier has a great eye for location and a good ear for dialogue. Add those to solid characters and an intriguing plot and you have a winning combination for any mystery lover.”
—Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail
“Howard Shrier has quickly cemented his reputation as one of Canada’s most gifted thriller writers.”