Trigger City (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Sean Chercover

HarperTorch, 9780061128707, 292pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009



Former private investigator Sean Chercover is back with Trigger City after taking the world of crime fiction by storm with his debut novel, Big City, Bad Blood. Big City earned a slew of Award nominations--for the Barry and Anthony Awards, among others--and won the Shamus, Gumshoe, Crimespree, and Lovey Awards. His second gritty, suspenseful winner recalls the best of Dennis Lehane and Robert Crais and it lifts Chercover's rapidly rising star into the stratosphere. Trigger City is a Dilys Award winner, a Macavity Award nominee, and it prompted the Chicago Tribune to praise Sean Chercover as "the Ross Macdonald of his time."

Praise For Trigger City

“A riveting and terrifying novel—a true thriller in every sense of the word. . . . Masterful.”
-Sara Paretsky, author of Burning Kansas and Fire Sale

“Packed with action and heart-breaking moments of truth.”
-Robert Crais, author of The Watchman

“Taut, hair-raising and ultimately enriching. You will not be disappointed.”
-Andrew Gross, author of The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide

“The writing is superb—dark poetry and violence in a seamless narrative of love, pain and redemption. Trigger City will break your heart in ways you never imagined.”
-Ken Bruen, author of Priest and The Guards

“Trigger City . . . grabs you hard on the first page and doesn’t let go, even after you’ve closed the book.”
-Tasha Alexander, author of A Fatal Waltz

“Trigger City is a compelling story . . . sharp, translucent, and original—Sean Chercover seems incapable of penning a cliché.”
-Loren D. Estleman, author of Frames

“Trigger City will grip you from start to end…another masterful stroke from the pen of Sean Chercover.”
-The Strand Magazine

“Plenty of exciting and scary action....Could be the first of a new age of crime fiction....[Chercover] seems on his way to becoming the Ross Macdonald of his time, close to rubbing shoulders with Dashiell Hammett in the Crime Writers’ Hall of Fame.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Highly entertaining....Chercover is a colorful, quotable writer.”
-Washington Post