Killer, Come Hither - Jack Dana
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Zusatztext “A stealthy! page-turning thriller.” — Booklist “Louis Begley’s award-winning fiction usually takes on bad behavior among the well-bred and prosperous. Killer! Come Hither ratchets up the intrigue—and the evil.” —The Wall Street Journal “Begley writes clean! crisp! graceful prose! the kind that’s always rare and ever a blessing.” — The Washington Post “ Killer! Come Hither beckons.” —Vanity Fair “Combines unexpected plot twists and narrative tension with Begley’s trademark elegant prose.” —Shelf Awareness Informationen zum Autor Louis Begley Klappentext A taut thriller that takes readers from the office suites of Manhattan to the tidy elegance of Sag Harbor and the rough-and-tumble western plains of Brazil. "Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher should enjoy Jack Dana's adventures."-Publishers Weekly Jack Dana! a star student at Yale! joins the military after 9/11-only to have sniper fire cut short his career as a Marine Corps infantry officer. While recovering at Walter Reed Hospital! he begins to write a novel about his wartime experience. Jack's uncle Harry! a surrogate father to him! as well as a partner at a leading New York law firm! helps Jack secure a publisher. Jack is thrilled when his book becomes a huge success! but after a celebratory trip to South America! Jack returns home to shocking news: Uncle Harry is dead! found hanged in his summer home. Horrified and incredulous! Jack digs into the facts surrounding the tragedy and comes to believe that his uncle's death was no suicide. Delays of law are not for Jack! so he takes matters into his own hands-embarking on a dangerous journey of justice and revenge. Look for all of Louis Begley's gripping Jack Dana thrillers: KILLER! COME HITHER • KILL AND BE KILLED • KILLER'S CHOICE I This is a true story. I have changed the names of certain persons in order to protect them from harm. Other than that, I have concealed nothing. My conscience is clear. What I’ve done I’d do again without a moment’s hesitation. Some will think that I should have stuck to the rules—put my faith in criminal justice and let the murderer plea-bargain his way to a cushy sentence. So be it. I despise cowards and hypocritical pussies, and their holier-than-thou naïveté. My name is Jack Dana. I am a former Marine Infantry officer and Force Recon platoon leader. I am also the author of three successful books. The first of these I wrote at Walter Reed, undergoing surgeries to fix the damage done to my pelvis by the bullets of a Taliban sniper outside Delaram (a nasty spot in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province) in the minute or so before my team killed him. It may seem odd that someone like me—honor graduate of the Corps’ toughest combat schools, those where you learn to gun down enemies unlucky enough to be in range or, if they’re close enough, punch a blade between their ribs—should become a novelist. The truth is that to every thing there is a season. I put my training to use during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the door-to-door fighting in the second battle for Fallujah I learned how easy it is to kill a man. You squeeze the trigger slowly; the round finds its target, and he crumples and falls to the ground. Easier yet, you throw a satchel charge through a window, and down comes the building. I would have gone on doing just that but, though the repairs of which the surgeons were so proud had put me into excellent shape, my new excellent wasn’t good enough for a Corps Infantry officer. Never mind. Writing books was a return of sorts to the life I expected to lead before we were attacked on September 11, 2001. I am the only child of a Harvard philosophy professor father and a flutist mother who played with a Boston-based chamber orc...
|Ballantine Books Inc.
|No. of pages
|132 mm x 203 mm x 15 mm
> Crime fiction, thrillers, espionage
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