Two brothers in a small Midwestern town, one the high school's beloved football coach on the verge of a state championship, one scraping by as a bail bondsman, whose sister was abducted and murdered when they were teenagers have been divided since that day. Now a new killing with ties to each of them has forced a painful and adversarial reunion. In a masterful return to mystery fiction, Michael Koryta has written a deeply haunting and suspenseful novel.
About the Author
Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) has written nine novels, praised by such authors as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane, and "The Prophet" was called ""Friday Night Lights" meets "In Cold Blood."..a flawless performance" by Kirkus. His last three novels, "The Ridge, The Cypress House," and "So Cold The River" were all "New York Times" notable books and nominated for several national and international awards. In addition to winning the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, his novel "Envy the Night" was selected as a "Reader's Digest" condensed book. Koryta's work has been translated into more than twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.