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Envy the Night
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In the seven years since he learned that his U.S. marshal father led a double life as a contract killer - and committed suicide to avoid prosecution - Frank Temple III has mostly drifted through life. But when he learns that Devin Matteson, the man who lured his father into the killing game only to later give him up to the FBI, is returning to the isolated Wisconsin lake that was once sacred ground for their families, it's a homecoming Frank can't allow. Frank finds Matteson's old cabin occupied by a strange, beautiful woman and a nervous man with a gun. But with a pair of assassins arrives on the heels, he knows Matteson can't be far behind. The wise move would be to get out of town - but that doesn't feel right. After all, contract killer or not, Frank's father was at heart a teacher. And his son was an excellent student.
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About the Author

MICHAEL KORYTA's first novel, Tonight I Said Goodbye, was published when he was just twenty-one. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began working as a newspaper reporter and for a private investigator while still in high school. Tonight I Said Goodbye won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Contest for first novel and the Great Lakes Book Award for best mystery, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best first novel. His other novels include Envy the Night (winner of the 2008 mystery/thriller Los Angeles Times Book Prize), The Silent Hour, and Those Who Wish Me Dead. His work has been translated into more than ten languages.

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Revenge drives this superb stand-alone from Edgar-finalist Koryta (A Welcome Grave). Frank Temple II, a U.S. marshal, commits suicide after a tip leads to the exposure of his secret life as a hit man. Seven years later, Frank II's 24-year-old son, Frank Temple III, learns from an old Vietnam pal of his father's that the man who ratted out Frank II, Devin Matteson, is returning to Wisconsin from Florida. Temple heads to his father's cabin in remote Willow Flowage, Wis., to confront Matteson, who first recruited Frank II into the assassination game. Temple realizes that there's more at stake than his vendetta against Matteson, as he encounters a group of ruthless killers and joins forces with Nora Stafford, the owner of an auto repair shop. Koryta's dialogue is as sharp as the knives his characters wield, and his plot twists at the most unexpected moments. This thriller places Koryta solidly in the company of the genre's most powerful voices. Author tour. (Aug.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple." --Michael Connelly "With Envy the Night, Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers." --The New York Times "A heart-pounding thriller." --Boston Globe "Koryta's best work to date." --George Pelecanos Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple. Michael Connelly With Envy the Night, Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers. The New York Times A heart-pounding thriller. Boston Globe Koryta's best work to date. George Pelecanos " Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple. "Michael Connelly" With "Envy the Night," Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers. "The New York Times" A heart-pounding thriller. "Boston Globe" Koryta's best work to date. "George Pelecanos"" "Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple."--Michael Connelly "With "Envy the Night," Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers."--"The New York Times" "A heart-pounding thriller." --"Boston"" Globe" "Koryta's best work to date." --George Pelecanos "Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple."-Michael Connelly "With "Envy the Night", Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers."-"The New York Times" "A heart-pounding thriller." -"Boston"" Globe" "Koryta's best work to date." -George Pelecanos "Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple."--Michael Connelly"With "Envy the Night," Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers."--"The New York Times" "A heart-pounding thriller." --"Boston"" Globe" "Koryta's best work to date." --George Pelecanos

Frank finds himself in a setup while hunting down his dead father's traitorous partner in crime. Koryta, of Bloomington, IN, has penned the Lincoln Perry mysteries. Regional tour. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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