The Silent Hour
By Michael Koryta
(Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312389574, 320pp.)
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
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Whisper Ridge is a multimillion-dollar piece of architectural majesty that once housed a unique program for paroled murderers. The program never got off the ground, however, despite the passion of Alexandra Cantrell, daughter of a notorious Mafia don, and her husband, Joshua. Twelve years later, the uninhabited house is in ruins. It remains a strange monument to dangerous secrets until Joshua's bones are found buried deep in the forest.
"The inventive plot of "The Silent Hour" surprises right up to the end."--"St. Petersburg"" Times "
Private investigator Lincoln Perry isn't thrilled about having to unearth this enduring mystery--one that continues to capture the media's attention. His new client is no picnic either: Parker Harrison served fifteen years for murder but claims Alexandra Cantrell's intervention saved his life. Following a trail that leads straight to the heart of Cleveland's organized crime scene, Perry finds himself immersed in a case that challenges his abilities as a detective and his commitment to that calling. Now he's glancing over his shoulder at every turn--and pushing the bounds of safety even as he backs away