Gone 'til November

Wallace Stroby, Author . Minotaur $24.99 (294p) ISBN 978-0-312-56024-9

Tormented lives brutally intersect in Stroby's powerful thriller, the possible first in a new series to feature Sara Cross, the lone woman sheriff's deputy in Florida's St. Charles County. One night, Cross, a single mother who's coping with her son's leukemia and the remnants of a two-years-gone postdivorce fling with fellow deputy Billy Flynn, arrives on the edge of a cypress swamp where Flynn has just shot a 22-year-old black man from New Jersey allegedly fleeing a traffic stop. Sara tries to smother her still-simmering lust for no-good Billy, but her cop instincts drive her toward a dismaying truth that hurtles her into a violent showdown with an aging New Jersey contract killer stricken with a rare cancer. While relentlessly probing the eternal mystery of why bright and capable women fall for dangerous losers, Stroby (The Heartbreak Lounge ) explores moral choices that leave his devastatingly real characters torn between doing nothing and risking everything. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 11/02/2009
Release date: 01/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-61587-123-0
Paperback - 294 pages - 978-0-312-67319-2
Ebook - 304 pages - 978-1-4299-8556-7
Hardcover - 361 pages - 978-1-4104-2542-3
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