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“Editor David Loogan is presented a manuscript from someone who describes a murder he commited and one he is about to commit in detail. Loogan must decide what to do with it and try
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David Loogan returns! Loogan is living in Ann Arbor with Detective Elizabeth Waishkey and her daughter, Sarah. He's settled into a quiet routine as editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets -- until one day he finds a manuscript outside his door. It begins: "I killed Henry Kormoran."

Anthony Lark has drawn up a list of names -- Terry Dawtrey, Sutton Bell, Henry Kormoran. To his eyes, the names glow red on the page. They move. They breathe. The three men on the list have little in common except that seventeen years ago they were involved in a notorious robbery. And now Anthony Lark is hunting them down, and he won't stop until every one of them is dead.

"A riveting crime novel . . . Relentless pacing, a wry sense of humor, and an engaging protagonist add up to another winner for Dolan." -- Publishers Weekly

"A second mind-bending case for Ann Arbor editor David Loogan that begins just as simply and ominously and takes the reader on just as wild a journey. . . . The rare crime novel with something for everyone who reads crime fiction." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Smooth and appealing . . . [A] twist-filled adventure . . . The literate Loogan, who carries a Swiss Army knife instead of a gun and can improvise a weapon out of 500 sheets of recycled-bond paper, strikes an engaging tone between hard-boiled and whimsical." -- Tom Nolan, The Wall Street ...
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ISBN-10: 0399157492
ISBN-13: 978-0399157493
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

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