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“Fans of the crime caper will rejoice” that Linwood Barclay is back with the hilarious follow-up to his “riotously funny and irreverent” debut, in which paranoid pop Zack Walker plotted to transplant his city-savvy wife and two teenage kids to the tranquillity of the burbs-where planned communities prevail and fathers rest easy. Well, not quite…and now the Walkers have moved home only to find themselves living in the precarious crosshairs of urban sprawl once again, and Zack cant help but be worried-really worried-that just around the corner lurks the presence of some really bad guys.

Zack is back, and much to his familys relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. But now that Zacks incessant plotting can no longer be hatched from the comforts of his own home, he must be ever more vigilant to outwit the evil at large, whether in the suburbs, the city, or his own imagination. Zack is ready…or so he thinks.

While researching his first feature article, Zack stumbles upon a real-life crime scene, but what seems like an ordinary hit-and-run may actually be a homicide linked to a gang thats been burglarizing Crandalls high-end shops. Suddenly Zack finds himself at the center of a violent crime wave and destined for a confrontation with Barbie Bullock, an unsettling figure infamous in the crime syndicate for his ruthless business tactics and peculiar proclivity for collecting dolls.

And all is not quiet on the home front either. Zacks protective instincts launch into overdrive when he discovers that his daughters rejected suitor has been tracing her every step and may harbor a much more ominous motivation than winning a Saturday night date. Nor does his sons strange behavior and recent friendship with a creepy computer recluse inspire joy in a fathers heart.

As worlds begin to collide and boundaries between family and foe blur, Zack goes on the attack, and heaven help the bad guys when this resourceful father comes to make good on a deal gone bad.


Zack Walker stumbles upon a homicide that may be linked to a gang. As worlds collide and boundaries between family and foes blur, he must be vigilant to outwit the evil at large. Original.

About the Author

Linwood Barclay is a columnist for the Toronto Star. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Stone Rain and Lone Wolf. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.

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Barclay, Linwood
Mystery & Detective - Series
Domestic fiction
General Fiction
Mystery-A to Z
Mystery fiction
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Mass market paperback
Zack Walker
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6.90x4.18x1.20 in. .49 lbs.

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