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The Fifth Floor (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)


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ISBN13: 9780307386298
ISBN10: 0307386295
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Private detective Michael Kelly returns in a lightning-paced, intricately woven mystery. When Kelly is hired by an old girlfriend to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple.

The trail leads to a dead body in an abandoned house on Chicago's North Side and then to places Kelly would rather not go: specifically, City Hall's fabled fifth floor, where the mayor is feeling the heat. Kelly becomes embroiled in a scam that stretches from current politics back to the night Chicago burned to the ground. Along the way, he finds himself framed for murder, before finally facing a killer bent on rewriting history.

About the Author

Michael Harvey is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the television series Cold Case Files, as well as an Academy Award-nominee for his documentary Eyewitness, and is a former investigative reporter for CBS. He earned a law degree at Duke and a masters in journalism from Northwestern. He also owns a bar in Chicago. He is the author of The Chicago Way.

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Larry Robinson, November 17, 2009 (view all comments by Larry Robinson)
This is a very fast paced, engrossing mystery set in Chicago. The city is almost as much of a character as the humans. The book provides an entertaining theory on the great Chicago fire that serves as the basis for the underlying story.
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Harvey, Michael
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery fiction
Mystery-A to Z
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
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