By Jesse Kellerman
(Jove, Mass Market Paperback, 9780515153026, 400pp.)
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
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An Edgar(R) Award Nominee for Best Novel
Jesse Kellermanthe international bestselling author of The Executor and The Geniusbrings his prodigious talent to bear on a topic he knows well in this hilarious and surprising spin on the modern blockbuster thriller novel. Missing for months after a tragic boating accident, William de Vallée, the superstar thriller writer, is pronounced dead. His oldest friend, Arthur Pfefferkorn, receives the news with an unsettling mix of grief and envy. A middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations, Pfefferkorn can’t help but feel outshone by his friend’s successespecially since he married the woman Pfefferkorn loved. But now Bill is gone, and Pfefferkorn is there to comfort Carlotta in her time of grief. Reconnecting with de Vallée’s widow makes more than one of his dreams come true . . . until it plunges him into a shadowy world of intrigue and double crosses, where no one can be trustedand nothing can be taken seriously.
Jesse Kellerman is also the international bestselling author of The Executor, The Genius, Trouble, and Sunstroke. His books and plays have won several awards. He lives in La Jolla, California.
“Very funny—and insightful.”—Booklist“Truly funny observations about publishing, what merits good writing, and the excesses of the thriller genre.”—Library Journal
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