Mark Novak

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A pulse-pounding mystery of one man's undoing. You just might not know which man.

Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana.

Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened. The only problem is in small-town Midwest, cold cases stay cold.

Garrison is much like any place in America, proud and fortified against outsiders; so Mark is forced to delve beneath the town's secrets and, more frighteningly, match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone.

A man who seemed to lose his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well.

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  • Book 1

    • Last Words

    • By: Michael Koryta
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
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    A pulse-pounding mystery of one man's undoing. You just might not know which man. Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened.

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    • Last Words

    • By: Michael Koryta
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
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    Markus Novak just wants to come home. An investigator for a Florida-based death-row defense firm, Novak's life derailed when his wife, Lauren, was killed in the midst of a case the two were working together. Two years later her murderer is still at large, and Novak's attempts to learn the truth about her death through less-than-legal means and jailhouse bargaining have put his job on the line.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By Mark E. White on 08-26-15

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  • Book 2

    • Rise the Dark

    • By: Michael Koryta
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs
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    Private Investigator Mark Novak's relentlessness as an investigator has been his professional calling card and curse, but the one case he couldn't bring himself to pursue is the one closest to his heart: that of his wife's death. Returning to the scene of her murder, a country road outside Cassadaga, Florida, he uncovers disturbing leads that show how her murder might be connected to Novak's own troubled youth in Montana. The investigation leads him back to the mining towns of Montana, which he thought he'd left behind forever.

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    • Rise the Dark

    • By: Michael Koryta
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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    Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak's notebook before she was murdered in a strange Florida village. They've never meant anything to the police or to her husband, investigator Markus Novak. Now the man he believes killed her is out of prison and draws Markus to the place he's avoided for so long: the lonely road where his wife was shot to death beneath the cypress trees and Spanish moss in a town called Cassadaga.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Wayne on 08-17-16

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