By Mick Herron

Soho Constable, Hardcover, 9781569475041, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008


“Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way, which is why his new novel, Reconstruction, reads as much like a puzzle mystery as it does a thriller . . . unpleasant things are bound to happen, and they do—but not until Herron has finished surprising us . . . there is no hiding under the desk.”— The New York Times Book Review “This is a great one-sitting suspense tale filled with plausible yet stunning twists as nothing proves to be like it seems. . . . Mick Herron provides an exhilarating taut thriller that will land on most short lists for one of the best of the year.”— The Mystery Gazette

Praise for Mick Herron:

“Dazzling.”— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Thoroughly worth reading.”— Booklist

“Stylish and engaging.”— The Washington Post

“Tough, bright and highly promising.”— Chicago Tribune

Jaime is trying to find his lover, Miro, who is missing together with a huge sum of money intended for reconstruction work in Iraq. Those outside the nursery school where he has taken hostages would like Jaime silenced.

Mick Herron lives in Oxford. His novels, Why We Die, The Last Voice You Hear, and Down Cemetery Road, all follow a group of Oxford residents.