Under Cover of Darkness

Under Cover of Darkness

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The youngest lawyer ever to grab the helm of Seattle's most prominent law firm, Gus Wheatley has found success-as well as money, power, and prestige. He thinks nothing can interfere with his meteoric rise to the top. Until his wife, Beth, vanishes.

Beth's disappearance coincides with a series of brutal murders the FBI dubs the "bookend killings." They think Beth is the killer's latest victim . . . or his willing accomplice. But Gus knows his wife would never ally herself with a cold-blooded killer. The further he searches, however, the more he discovers that Beth isn't the woman he thought he knew.

Beth may be alive. She may or may not be innocent. She may have come up against evil far more reaching than a serial killer. And for Gus and his family, that evil is much too close to home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 104.14 x 185.42 x 35.56mm | 317.51g
  • Harper
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062024523
  • 9780062024527
  • 602,259

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The youngest lawyer ever to grab the helm of Seattle's most prominent law firm, Gus Wheatley has found success -- as well as money, power, and prestige. He thinks nothing can interfere with his meteoric rise to the top. Until his wife, Beth, vanishes.Beth's disappearance coincides with a series of brutal murders the FBI dubs the "bookend killings". They think Beth is the killer's latest victim ... or his willing accomplice. But Gus knows his wife would never ally herself with a cold-blooded killer. The further he searches, however, the more he discovers that Beth isn't the woman he thought he knew.Beth may be alive. She may or may not be innocent. She may have come up against evil far more reaching than a serial killer. And for Gus and his family, that evil is much too close to home.
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"An intriguing mystery ... a shocking and utterlyunpredictable ending ... engrossing on severallevels ... the perfect beach read."--"January Magazine" "A smart, straightforward, and -- yes, the pun is unavoidable-gripping thriller, "--"Booklist""A real gripper from the eerie opening to thecatastrophic denouement."--"BookPage.com" "Good characters and a twist... A GREAT BEACH WEEKEND BOOK".Toronto Globe and Mail
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About James Grippando

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and later served as counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he's a dog.
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780 ratings
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4 44% (343)
3 27% (207)
2 5% (41)
1 1% (8)
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