Someone to Kill
The man who called himself Mr. Greene was purposeful, deliberate, and very, very cold. He had no difficulty getting into the newspaper's garage and putting the device into the gray Honda belonging to investigative reporter Judith Lyles. Then it was just a matter of following her onto the highway and waiting for the right moment to trigger the explosion. Judith's husband, John Pavlak, became a college athletic director rather than join his wealthy father's business. He is determined to be his own man. Although he and Judith separated and planned to divorce, John is devastated by Judith's death and stunned when it turns out their four year-old daughter died with her. A decorated veteran, he's not the sort of man to wait for the police to bring him answers, especially since he's a suspect himself. Assuming Judith's murder was related to her job, John finds she was working on a story about Germany and lingering cold-war secrets. One step ahead of the police, he flees to Berlin. Determined to find out why his family was killed and, if possible, avenge them, he has entered a maze of secrets with a terrible truth at its heart.
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 107.95 x 165.1 x 31.75mm | 204.12g
- 01 Jun 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"An unrelenting tale that achieves fast-paced spellbinding intrigue. Crisply told with a labyrinth of plot twists that speed you to a climactic ending." -Clive Cussler on "Someone to Kill""A twisty, turny terror ride into a world of shadows and subterfuge. . . reads like a high-octane throwback to such classic thrillers as Frederick Forsyth's "The Odessa File" and Robert Ludlum's "The Holcroft Covenant"."-Jon Land on "Someone to Kill""The repercussions of long-suppressed high-level government Cold War chicanery drive this virtually seamless debut action thriller. . . . [to] an astonishing and satisfying denouement."- "Publishers Weekly "on "Someone to Kill""First-time novelist Kurt Corriher makes his debut with a theme that's hard to beat when it comes to offering satisfying suspense: revenge for a ghastly crime . . . Someone to Kill unfolds at a believable pace, with its characters behaving as real people might if real people were to be plunked down in the midst of such scorching melodrama. John Pavlak is no superhero, though he's a credible one. Facing down an array of both familiar and unfamiliar demons as believable as he is, Pavlak is a protagonist whose raw determination drips off nearly every page."--Otto Penzler on "Someone to Kill"
About Kurt Corriher
Kurt Corriher, a professor of German at Catawba College in North Carolina is also a professional actor who has appeared on stage and television. This is his first novel.