Mission Flats: A Novel by William Landay

By William Landay

Before the New York Times bestselling good fortune of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this seriously acclaimed first novel of crime and suspense—perfect for lovers of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Dennis Lehane.
 
“Landay writes with eloquent intensity.”—The ny instances e-book Review
 
By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a physique lies sprawled in a abandoned cabin. The lifeless guy was once an elite D.A. from Boston whose beat used to be the city’s hardest local: undertaking apartments. For neighborhood police leader Ben Truman, investigating the homicide will suggest leaving his quiet domestic and becoming a member of a vengeful manhunt in a global of difficult streets and tougher deals. The law enforcement officials have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator designated for prosecution by way of the murdered D.A. yet Ben distrusts the Boston police—especially whilst he uncovers a mystery heritage of homicide and retribution stretching again two decades. As earlier and current collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an blameless man—or enable a in charge one cross free—one factor continues to be definite: the main robust revelations are but to come.
 
Includes an excerpt of Defending Jacob

“A crackling debut that solutions the query: Who may be the subsequent Grisham?”—Kirkus reports (starred review)
 
“An artistic, gripping suspense debut . . . Landay offers out pertinent info with the finesse of a poker participant. . . . A wealthy, harrowing and pleasant read.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“[Landay’s] story is resembling his fellow Beantown author Dennis Lehane, that is a real compliment.”—Rocky Mountain News
 
“Waiting for a brand new Landay novel is like looking ahead to a man from Cremona to construct a violin: apprehensive yet worthy it.”—Lee Child
 
Winner of the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for top First Crime Novel

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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?

The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.

Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.

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