City Of Lies

City Of Lies

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John Harper has always been alone. His mother died when he was just seven years old and he was raised in New York by an aunt he barely knew. He never even made his father's acquaintance - a man who died shortly after he was born. After leaving the Big Apple as soon as he was old enough, his life consisted of one moderately successful book, a collection affectionately received newspaper columns and a comfortable existence in Miami. But then all that changed. One liquor store heist that goes wrong turns John's existence on its head. It seems that his father didn't die all those years ago - in fact, he has thrived in the New York underworld. But now the man himself lies critically injured in a Manhattan hospital and it's time for father and son to meet at last. But this is just the start. For it seems that John's father was working on something when he got caught in the heist - something very big indeed. And powerful people all over the city want in on it. The only problem is that the only person with the key to it is John...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 40mm | 762.05g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752873660
  • 9780752873664
  • 2,137,170

Review quote

'Ellory is a powerful talent, and this, his fourth novel, seems set to launch him into the stratosphere of crime writers.' -- Mark Timlin INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'RJ Ellory has a keen understanding of rhythm and pace, knowing how to let a story unfold without too much interference. So there is a natural feel to the way the reader is drawn inextricably into the world he creates ... Excellent.' -- Matthew Lewin THE GUARDIAN 'A gripping thriller with many twists and turns.' WOMANS WEEKLY 'Ellory writes taut, muscular prose that at its best is almost poetic ... City of Lies is a tense and pacy thriller' YORKSHIRE POSTshow more

About Roger Jon Ellory

Roger Jon Ellory lives and works in the Midlands with his wife and child.show more

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407 ratings
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4 37% (150)
3 29% (119)
2 9% (36)
1 4% (17)
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