By Bill Loehfelm
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425228746, 352pp.)
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc
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When John Sanders, Jr., learns that his father has been murdered, his only regret is that he didn't pull the trigger himself. Yet despite his rage at his father for a lifetime of abuse, he becomes obsessed with finding the killer.
But as a string of dead ends and violent encounters leave Junior no closer to any answers, his relationship with his beloved sister crumbles, while his affair with an old high school sweetheart wreaks havoc on his fracturing psyche. Only when a chance for revenge finally arrives must Junior decide whether he will continue the chain of violence or accept the challenge of a new beginning.
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island, Bill Loehfelm moved to New Orleans in 1997 where he's taught high school and college, managed a pizza joint and an antique shop, and tended bar in the Quarter and the Warehouse District. Winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, his work has also appeared in the anthologies Year Zero and Life in the Wake.
"The finest crime fiction debut since Dennis Lehane."
"Superb prose and psychological insights distinguish Loehfelm's debut."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Announces Loehfelm as a serious talent."
"Abounds in gritty detail."