So Cold the River

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So Cold the River

By Michael Koryta

Little Brown and Company, Paperback, Large Print, 9780316085120, 704pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2010

Description

It started with a documentary. The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job, even though the only clues to Bradford's past are his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life.

In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past--a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once intermingled. Long derelict, the hotel has just been restored to its former grandeur.

But something else has been restored too--a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to settle a decades-old score. And with every move, Eric inches closer to the center of the building storm.



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. His other novels include "Envy the Night" (winner of the 2008 mystery/thriller Los Angeles Times Book Prize), "The Silent Hour", and "Those Who Wish Me Dead".


Praise For So Cold the River

ACCLAIM FOR ENVY THE NIGHT (2008)

"With Envy the Night, Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

"Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers by putting a fresh spin on the fathers-and-sons narrative so many of his peers feel compelled to write over and over again.... As good as he is at depicting violence, Koryta puts even more muscle into scenes of killers tracking one another in the great outdoors--a talent that...is demonstrated here with brutal artistry."
New York Times Book Review

"Revenge drives this superb stand-alone...Koryta's dialogue is as sharp as the knives his characters wield, and his plot twists at the most unexpected moments. This thriller places Koryta solidly in the company of the genre's most powerful voices."Publishers Weekly

"Superb writing and storytelling from Michael Koryta...Envy the Night represents his best work to date."—George Pelecanos

"This diabolical novel, laid out in simple but eloquent prose and pitch-perfect dialogue, heralds a changing of the guard. I have seen the future of 'The Best Mystery Writer in America' and its name is Michael Koryta."—Ridley Pearson

"One of the best of the best, plain and simple."—Michael Connelly