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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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ISBN:
9780307386298
Author:
Harvey, Michael
Publisher:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Author:
Harvey, Michael, Msc
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .8 in .6813 lb

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