Author: William Landay
Translator: Pil-won Choi
559 pages | 223*152mm
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About This Book
Former D.A. William Landay explodes onto the suspense scene with an electrifying
novel about the true price of crime and the hidden corners of the criminal
justice system. Only an insider could so vividly capture Bostonís gritty
underworld of cops and criminals. And only a natural storyteller could weave
this mesmerizing tale of murder and memory, a story about the hold of time past
over time present, and the story of one unforgettable young policeman who
ventures into the most dangerous place of all.
By a gleaming lake in the forests of western Maine, outside a sleepy town called Versailles, the body of a man lies sprawled in a deserted cabin. The dead man was an elite D.A. from Boston, and his beat was that cityís toughest neighborhood: Mission Flats.
Now, for small-town police chief Ben Truman, investigating the murder will mean leaving his quiet, haunted home and journeying to an alien world of hard streets and hard bargains, where the fierce struggle between police and criminals is fought for the ultimate stakes.
Ben joins a manhunt through Mission Flats, where cops are scrambling to find their number-one suspect: Harold Braxton, a ruthless predator targeted for prosecution by the murdered D.A. To the Boston police, Braxton is a marked man. But as Ben watches the shadow dance of cops and suspects, he begins to voice doubts about Braxtonís guiltÖespecially when he uncovers a secret history of murder and retribution stretching back twenty yearsÖback to a brutal killing now nearly forgotten. As past and present collide and a bloody mystery unfolds, only one thing remains certain: the most powerful revelations are yet to come.
Mission Flats is at once a relentless page-turning mystery and a vivid portrait of a copís life. Here are the street corners, courtrooms, and stationhouses; the deal makers, thugs, and quiet heroes. An unforgettable world, and the luminous, boundary-breaking debut of a new voice in suspense fiction, Mission Flats will haunt you long after the final pages.
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