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By Attica Locke

ISBN-10: 0061886262

ISBN-13: 9780061886263

Writing within the culture of Dennis Lehane and Greg Iles, Attica Locke, a robust new voice in American fiction, provides an excellent debut mystery that readers won't quickly forget.

Jay Porter is infrequently the attorney he got down to be. His so much promising patron 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 that made peace with now not dwelling the yankee Dream and punctiliously tucked away his darkest sins: the weapons, the FBI dossier, the trial that almost destroyed him.

Houston, Texas, 1981. it truly is right here that Jay believes he could make a clean begin. that's, till the evening in a ship out at the bayou while he unexpectedly 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 lifestyles. yet prior to 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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Massiger. Ihre Haare eine wilde Mähne. Ihre Augen verrückt. Weiß. Sie hat weiße Augen. Ihre Lippen waren zu einem Lächeln verzogen, einem grausamen Lächeln, und er wollte schreien. Aber er tat es nicht. Denn ihr T-Shirt war voller Blut, und die Pistole in der Hand war auf ihn gerichtet. 30 Uhr Das schrille Klingeln ihres Handys ließ sie augenblicklich erwachen. Sie hatte einen leichten Schlaf. Das war nicht immer so gewesen, aber das Gefängnis veränderte einen nachhaltig. Und obwohl sie schon sechs Monate draußen war, war dies eine lästige Angewohnheit, die geblieben war.

So einfach war das. Und gleichzeitig so kompliziert. Heute Abend sollte sie eine Frau treffen, die sich Jane Smith nannte. Nicht gerade originell ausgedacht, aber das war Dana egal. Jane würde von außerhalb kommen und einen zehnjährigen Sohn mitbringen. Er hieß Erik. Für Dana war es stets am schwersten, mit den Kindern umzugehen. Die Furcht in den Augen, ihre Verzweiflung waren kaum zu ertragen. Und dann war da die Scham, die Resignation. Was immer Dana auch für die Kinder tun konnte, mit den Narben auf der Seele mussten sie leben.

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