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Godless country

by Hunt, Alaric,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Hunt
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Hunt

Clayton Guthrie is a private fixer for the aristocracy of New York City. His latest job is to protect a Manhattan heiress from a dangerous stalker. He hires retired bodyguard Abraham Swabe to protect her while he runs a trap operation assisted by his young operative, Rachel Vasquez, who juggles her new responsibilities while suffering from the shaky aftereffects of a shootout.

Guthrie and Vasquez pursue the stalker across the city, from watching a quiet townhouse on the Upper East Side, to staking out New York University around Tompkins Square, and even crawling through the grimy industrial guts of Brooklyn. Searching for the stalker's hideout, they learn the identity of one of his previous victims. She was murdered, but the killer is still at large.

Dark, riveting and hardboiled, Hunt's sequel to Cuts Through Bone is a thrilling mystery, sure to cement his reputation as one of crime fiction's most promising new authors.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Private investigator Clayton Guthrie's assistant, Rachel Vasquez, is wrestling with the physical and psychological wounds she absorbed tangling with a ruthless killer in Cuts through Bone (2013). Now the firm's biggest client asks Clayton to protect New York socialite Stephanie Morgan from a cunning stalker, Duane Parson. Clayton and Rachel hunt the stalker while a bodyguard shadows Morgan. Parson easily anticipates their moves and delights in the increasingly creepy game of cat and mouse, upping the ante while Clayton and Rachel are focused elsewhere. Hunt explores the nasty habit coincidences have of evolving into dangerous entanglements, playing on Guthrie's and Vasquez's vulnerabilities to further draw readers into the story. Guthrie's mystery-shrouded past is doled out in tantalizing glimpses, as he draws on his network of contacts, and Rachel's personal and professional growth promises sharp new turns for the next installment. A nice mix of hard-boiled action and rich character development.--Tran, Christine Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hunt's uneven second mystery pairing veteran New York City PI Clayton Guthrie and his sidekick, Rachel Vasquez (after 2013's Cuts Through Bone), meticulously portrays Vasquez, a reckless young woman still recovering from the emotional trauma of a shoot-out. Her tumultuous relationship with NYPD Investigative Services officer Tommy Johnson adds depth. But Guthrie-whose new job is to protect a philanthropic Manhattan heiress from a stalker-is described simply and repetitively as the "little detective." In addition, the stalker-a giant "fairy tale ogre" with genius intelligence-never becomes more than a caricature. While Hunt is spot on with his hard-boiled tone and gritty atmospherics, the inexplicably unbalanced characterization of the two main characters is coupled with a largely lackluster plot, which expands to connect the murder of lawyers working at a Bronx law firm with Mexican organized crime, making this an emotionally unengaging read. Hunt is currently serving a life sentence at a South Carolina prison. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Heiresses -- Fiction.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Thomas Dunne Book."
Description 294 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781250067531
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