Cast of Shadows
By Kevin Guilfoile
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400078264, 336pp.)
Publication Date: May 23, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc
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This icily innovative thriller begins with every parent’s worst nightmare, when Davis Moore’s teenage daughter is brutally raped and murdered by an unknown assailant. It gets worse. For Davis Moore is a fertility doctor, dealing with cutting-edge genetic reproductive techniques. It’s a controversial and dangerous occupation: Moore has already been the object of a fanatic’s assassination attempt. But for a father driven half-mad by grief, his work presents one startling and dangerous opportunity–the chance to look into the face of his daughter’s killer.
Kevin Guilfoile has written for McSweeney’s, Salon, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in Chicago with his wife and child.
"A spellbinding novel. . . . Mature, intelligent, stylishly written and more than a little bit dark." —Chicago Tribune
"Striking. . . . Guilfoile's tricky, high-concept plot continually subverts and plays with the reader's expectations. . . . Gripping." —The New York Times
"A masterpiece of intelligent plotting. . . . A rare thriller that dares to make telling the difference between right and wrong, fate and choice, as difficult as it is in real life." —Salon
“Always surprising. . . . Complete with elegant prose and well-developed characters.” —The New York Times Book Review