Synopses & Reviews
When detective Terry Orr learns about the death of the mother of the madman he believes killed his wife and son, he discovers a stunning truth about the woman he adored and the true nature of his obsessions.
"Fusilli...has quite an array of talents at hand: excellent plot and character development, a great handle on location...a fine ear for dialogue, and the mystery writer's greatest gift: the ability to truly surprise the reader." BookPage
"Putnam is obviously grooming Fusilli to take his place in its stable of mystery bestsellers, and the follow-up to this sometimes rough but necessary narrative link in the series may well do it." Publishers Weekly
"Fusilli writes with such poetic intensity that it's easy to overlook how little Terry's two cases have to do with each other, apart from the righteous indignation that fuels them both." Kirkus Reviews
"Jim Fusilli's noir novels are like cobblestones smooth and hard and deeply embedded in the streets of New York." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
"Fusilli displays an artistry far beyond that shown in his earlier books....Unlike the prequels, here plot tension remains taut, and earlier flaws ripen into virtues." Boston Globe
About the Author
Jim Fusilli is a music critic for The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and a book critic for the Boston Globe. This is his third novel.