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

About the Author
MICHAEL KORYTA's first novel, "Tonight I Said Goodbye", was published when he was just twenty-one. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began working as a newspaper reporter and for a private investigator while still in high school. "Tonight I Said Goodbye "won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Contest for first novel and the Great Lakes Book Award for best mystery, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best first novel.
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