ollowing his critically acclaimedEnvy the Night ("A dynamic thriller"--The New York Times), Michael Koryta returns with a blistering new installment of the Edgar, Shamus, and Quillnominated Lincoln Perry series.
Whisper Ridge--Home to Dreams--November 6, 1992- April 27, 1996
So reads the strange epitaph carved beside the door of the home called Whisper Ridge, a multimillion-dollar piece of architectural majesty that once housed the beginnings of a unique program for paroled murderers. It was the passion of Alexandra Sanabria, the daughter of a deceased Mafia don, but the program never got off the ground. Uninhabited for twelve years, the home now remains as a strange monument to dangerous secrets.
Private investigator Lincoln Perry's first involvement with the house and its legacy comes when Parker Harrison--a convicted killer and former tenant of Whisper Ridge--asks him to find Alexandra, who disappeared with her husband after the failure of the program. Disconcerted and embarrassed by his own immediate mistrust of Harrison, Perry decides to take the request at face value until he discovers that the bones of the Alexandra's husband were discovered at the exact same time Harrison began his quest to locate her.
Now the investigation is active again and decade-old threats are circling, confronting Perry with a sordid family mystery that will challenge both his abilities as a detective and his commitment to that calling.
Once again Michael Koryta ("Addictively readable"--Chicago Tribune) has crafted an intricate, fast-paced thriller, ratcheting up the tension as he explores just how dangerous the offer of a second chance can be.
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July 31, 2009
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Excerpt from The Silent Hour by Michael Koryta
He'd sharpened his knife just an hour before the killing. The police, prosecutor, and media would all later make great use of this fact. Premeditation, they said. Proof of intent, they said. Cold-blooded murder, they said.
All Parker Harrison had to say was that he of en sharpened his knife in the evening.
It wasn't much of a defense.
Harrison, an unemployed groundskeeper at the time of his arrest for murder, took a guilty plea that gave him a term of life in prison but allowed the possibility of parole, the sort of sentence that seems absurd to normal people