The Chicago Way

The Chicago Way

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From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show "Cold Case Files, " a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery featuring a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.
Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case, a case it turns out his old friend was once ordered to forget. When Gibbons turns up dead on Navy Pier, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: Diane Lindsay, a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, Nicole Andrews, a forensic DNA expert; Nicole's boyfriend, Vince Rodriguez, a detective with a special interest in rape cases; and Bennett Davis from the DA's office, a friend since Kelly's days on the force. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.
Ferociously plotted and crackling with wit, "The Chicago Way" is first-rate suspense steeped in the glorious, gritty atmosphere of a great city: a marvelous debut. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 5 pages
  • 137.16 x 160.02 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0739354663
  • 9780739354667

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"You will see this book everywhere--airports, beaches, trains. A magnificent debut that should be read by all." --John Grisham
""The Chicago Way" is a wonderful first novel. Michael Harvey has studied the masters and put his own unique touch on the crime novel. This book harkens the arrival of a major new voice."
--Michael Connelly
"Gritty and witty, "The Chicago Way" is done the classic Raymond Chandler Way. Harvey's taut plot, snappy prose, and memorable characters make this debut novel a real winner."
--Kathy Reichs
Harvey's debut delivers a fast-paced thrill ride through Chicago's seedy underbelly... masterfully combines the sardonic wit of Chandler with the gritty violence of Lehane's Kenzie and Gennaro series. Bringing Chicago to life so skillfully that the reader can almost hear the El train in the distance, Harvey is poised to take the crime-writing world by storm."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Heartfelt, ambitious...Kelly, a wisecracking Irish Scrapper, slings metaphors like Philip Marlowe and reads Homer and Aeschylus in Greek...Harvey ends up delivering the goods."
"Packed with the kind of wry, dry narration that goes down as smoothly as a pulp paperback with a shot of rye. . . . A twisty pageturner."
" "From the Hardcover edition."
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