Eyes of the Innocent

By Brad Parks
(Minotaur Books, Paperback, 9781250002280, 294pp.)

Publication Date: January 17, 2012

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Description

From the author of the award-winning Faces of the Gone, another thrilling and thoroughly entertaining mystery!

Carter Ross, investigative reporter for the Newark Eagle-Examiner, is reporting on the latest tragedy to befall Newark, New Jersey, a fast-moving house fire that kills two boys. With the help of the paper’s newest intern, a bubbly blonde known as “Sweet Thang,” Carter finds the victims’ mother, Akilah Harris, who spins a tale of woe about a mortgage rate reset that forced her to work two jobs and leave her boys home alone. Carter turns the story into a front page feature, but soon discovers Akilah isn’t what she seems. When Newark councilman Windy Byers is reported missing, Carter must plunge into the murky world of urban house flipping and Jersey-style political corruption, aided by his usual mix of humor and street smarts.




About the Author
BRAD PARKS is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty Awards, three of crime fiction's most prestigious prizes. A former reporter for "The Washington Post" and "The" (Newark, N.J.) "Star-Ledger", "The Player" is his fifth novel. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two small children.
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