In a True Light

In a True Light

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Sloane walks free from prison after taking the rap for a high-profile art scam. A failed painter, he is now a failed forger. Awaiting him are two policemen anxious to remind him of his sins, and a letter from a woman with whom he had a passionate affair in his youth. Now dying, she summons him to tell him that he has a daughter, Connie. Sloane agrees to return to New York, a city of potent memories, to look for his daughter. But Connie is locked in a relationship with a man the police believe has killed once and who will not hesitate to kill again. Sloane has to decide whether to walk away or stay and fight for her. And the deeper the police dig into Vincent Delaney's business affairs, uncovering underworld associations, the more Delaney feels cornered, and the more unpredictable and dangerous he becomes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 20mm | 230g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009958560X
  • 9780099585602
  • 115,371

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"All of [his] rich talent is in evidence in In a True Light." The Times "In a True Light is a pitch-perfect, pulp-noir cocktail from a true master." George P. Pelecanosshow more

About John Harvey

John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. His first novel featuring Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004, and a Barry Award for the Best British Crime Novel published in the US in 2004. In 2007 John Harvey was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, by the University of Nottingham. To find out more about John Harvey visit his website at: www.mellotone.co.ukshow more

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Sloane walks free from prison after taking the rap for a high-profile art scam. A failed painter, he is now a failed forger. Awaiting him are two policemen anxious to remind him of his sins, and a letter from a woman with whom he had a passionate affair in his youth. Now dying, she summons him to tell him that he has a daughter, Connie. Sloane agrees to return to New York, a city of potent memories, to look for his daughter. But Connie is locked in a relationship with a man the police believe has killed once and who will not hesitate to kill again. Sloane has to decide whether to walk away or stay and fight for her. And the deeper the police dig into Vincent Delaney’s business affairs, uncovering underworld associations, the more Delaney feels cornered, and the more unpredictable and dangerous he becomes. 'Beautifully written.' Daily Mail 'In a True Light is a pitch-perfect, pulp-noir cocktail from a true master.' George P. Pelecanos 'All of his rich talent is in evidence.' The Times Fiction www.mellotone.co.uk www.randomhouse.co.ukshow more

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"In a True Light is a pitch-perfect, pulp-noir cocktail from a true master."show more
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