By Attica Locke
Los Angeles Times publication Prize Finalist (Mystery/Thriller)
Edgar Award Nominee (Best First Novel)
The Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlist)
“A near-perfect stability of trenchant social remark, wealthy characterizations, and action-oriented plot.... Attica Locke [is] a author clever past her years.”
— Los Angeles Times
“Atmospheric… deeply nuanced... such as George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane.... refined and compelling.”
— New York occasions
Writing within the culture of Dennis Lehane and Scott Turow, Attica Locke, a robust new voice in American fiction, offers a super thriller—and the Booklist “Best Debut Crime Novel of 2009”—that readers won't quickly forget.
Jay Porter is hardly ever the legal professional he got down to be. His so much promising buyer is a low-rent name lady and he runs his fledgling legislation perform out of a dingy strip mall. yet he's lengthy due to the fact made peace with no longer dwelling the yankee Dream and thoroughly tucked away his darkest sins: the weapons, the FBI dossier, the trial that almost destroyed him.
Houston, Texas, 1981. it truly is the following that Jay believes he could make a clean commence. that's, till the evening in a ship out at the bayou whilst he rapidly saves a lady from drowning—and opens a Pandora's field. Her secrets and techniques placed Jay at risk, ensnaring him in a homicide research which may rate him his perform, his relations, or even his existence. yet earlier than he can unravel a tangled secret that reaches into the higher echelons of Houston's company energy agents, Jay needs to confront the demons of his past.
With pacing that captures the reader from the 1st scene via a thrilling climax, Black Water emerging marks the arriving of an electrifying new expertise.
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