The third novel by award-winning mystery writer Michael Koryta featuring private investigator Lincoln Perry. Once a rising star on the Cleveland police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city’s prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club—retribution for his affair with Perry’s fiancée.
Now Jefferson is dead, the victim of a brutal murder, and his widow has called upon Perry for a favor he knows he shouldn’t grant but can’t turn down: to find Jefferson’s estranged son, partial beneficiary of the dead man’s fortune. The case is simple enough, a routine “locate,” and he’ll be paid plenty of money for the work. The encounter should be simple, too: a brief exchange of information and maybe an empty condolence before Perry gets back into his truck and returns home. Instead, he’s loaded into a police car and taken to a rural jail while Jefferson’s son is zipped into a body bag.
Perry soon learns that Jefferson’s millions are the target of a thirst for revenge that hasn’t been satisfied by blood. As a pair of deadly assailants push deep into the investigator’s life, they bring with them police from two states who are determined to see Perry in jail.
Building on the skill that prompted the Toronto Sun to call him “one of America’s best young mystery writers,” Michael Koryta makes A Welcome Grave an intense exploration of the lengths to which a desperate man is forced to go to clear his name and solve a crime. This is a thrilling new book that justifies the critical acclaim and solidifies his role as an emerging talent among today’s top writers.
©2007 Michael Koryta (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple.” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times best-selling author)
“Stylish prose…well observed.” (New York Times)
“Addictively readable.” (Chicago Tribune)
Love the story line and the characters. Kept me going throughout the novel. I really enjoy the pace. And, of course, Scott Brick delivers it beautifully! More Lincoln Perry, please!!
No problem with holding your attention throughout the entire story. Was disappointed in the main character though. His reactions and decision making were more akin to those of an average person off the street than of an experienced PI/cop.
I've always enjoyed this author, but have come to the place where the reader's voice drives me nuts.
No, but the reader, Scott Brick, has turned me against ever ordering another book of his
And Buffalo George
This was a good story--the characters that were interesting. Since it is the third in a series, it was nice to see some progression and changes in their relationships. This was another fast read but it drags a bit in the end. The story is written so that I found myself doubting there could be a happy ending...good suspense.
A well crafted plot with good characterizations and plenty of unexpected twists. Scott Brick handles the narration with his normal aplomb.
This was the Best Rollercoaster Ride EVER! Twists, turns, updsidedown, loop-de-loops! Lincoln & Thor... Well Thor & Lincoln... Sweet Team!
They're Watching by Gregg Hurwitz. A wild ride and once you think you know what is right the lines blur
Not a bad detective mystery, but not great either. Drags a bit in the end, so be prepared for a lapse in an otherwise evenly-paced detective fiction.
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