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    DescriptionBefore the "New York Times" bestselling success of "Defending Jacob, " William Landay wrote this critically acclaimed first novel of crime and suspense--perfect for fans of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Dennis Lehane. "Landay writes with eloquent intensity."--"The New York Times Book Review" By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a body lies sprawled in a deserted cabin. The dead man was an elite D.A. from Boston whose beat was the city's toughest neighborhood: Mission Flats. For local police chief Ben Truman, investigating the murder will mean leaving his quiet home and joining a vengeful manhunt in a world of hard streets and harder bargains. The cops have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator targeted for prosecution by the murdered D.A. But Ben distrusts the Boston police--especially when he uncovers a secret history of murder and retribution stretching back twenty years. As past and present collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an innocent man--or let a guilty one go free--one thing remains certain: The most powerful revelations are yet to come. Includes an excerpt of "Defending Jacob" "A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the next Grisham?"--"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) "An inventive, gripping suspense debut . . . Landay deals out pertinent details with the finesse of a poker player. . . . A rich, harrowing and delightful read."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "[Landay's] tale is reminiscent of his fellow Beantown writer Dennis Lehane, which is a true compliment."--"Rocky Mountain News" "Waiting for a new Landay novel is like waiting for a guy from Cremona to build a violin: anxious but worth it."--Lee Child " " Winner of the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel

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    Mission Flats
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    By (author) William Landay
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 383
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780345539458
    ISBN 10: 0345539451

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    LC classification: PS3612.A5477 M5 2012
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    12 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Landay is the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Defending Jacob;""The Strangler, "a" Los Angeles Times" Favorite Crime Book of the Year; and "Mission Flats, "winner of the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel and a Barry Award nominee. A former district attorney who holds degrees from Yale and Boston College Law School, Landay lives in Boston, where he is at work on his next novel of suspense.
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    "Tough but true: a first-time novelist has to bring something new to the table--something like the trumps that William Landay throws down in his high-stakes police procedural, Mission Flats.... Landay writes with eloquent intensity ... about the no-win ethical choices that can corrupt or otherwise crush a good cop."--"The New York Times Book Review" "You'll get everything you paid for in William Landay's debut thriller, Mission Flats....Landay is a superb writer who can evoke visceral emotional reactions with skillful evocative prose."--"St. Petersburg Times " "Landay's story is rife with nuanced characters and the gritty realism of street justice. His tale is reminiscent of his fellow Beantown writer Dennis Lehane, which is a true compliment."--"Rocky Mountain News " "A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the new Grisham? ... Stylish writing, wickedly convoluted plotting, and an insider's view ... you'll barely finish this many-tentacled tale before you start clamoring form former ADA Landay's next." --"Kirkus Reviews, "starred review "Every assumption the reader makes turns into a landmine, which makes for an excruciatingly suspenseful thriller.... [Author] Landay gives us an original detective creation in the humorous, self-deprecating Truman, and he also delivers an action-packed plot with a skillfully detonated final surprise."--"Booklist, "starred review "[An] inventive, gripping, suspense debut.... Landay deals out pertinent details with the finesse of a poker player.... A rich, harrowing, and delightful read."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review "Lyrical, keenly observed, and occasionally as dark as a wrong turn at midnight, Mission Flats is a harrowing, memorable debut by a writer to watch." -- "New York Times" bestselling author Stephen White "Mission Flats is a stunning debut, heralding the arrival of a major new voice in mystery fiction. Landay's action scenes are electric, his pro