Killer, Come Hither
A NoveleBook - 2015
From the master observer of upper-crust New York life comes a taut thriller that takes readers from the office suites of Manhattan to the tidy elegance of Sag Harbor and the rough-and-tumble western plains of Brazil.Find your next book club pick, read special features, and more. Join the Random House Reader's Circle. Jack Dana, a star student at Yale, joins the military after 9/11—only to have sniper fire cut short his career as a Marine Corps infantry officer. While recovering at Walter Reed Hospital, he begins to write a novel about his wartime experience. Jack's uncle Harry, a surrogate father to him, as well as a partner at a leading New York law firm, helps Jack secure a publisher. Jack is thrilled when his book becomes a huge success, but after a celebratory trip to South America, Jack returns home to shocking news: Uncle Harry is dead, found hanged in his summer home. Horrified and incredulous, Jack digs into the facts surrounding the tragedy and comes to believe that his uncle's death was no suicide. Delays of law are not for Jack, so he takes matters into his own hands—embarking on a dangerous journey of justice and revenge. Praise for Killer, Come Hither"A stealthy, page-turning thriller."—Booklist "Louis Begley's award-winning fiction usually takes on bad behavior among the well-bred and prosperous. Killer, Come Hither ratchets up the intrigue—and the evil."—The Wall Street Journal "Begley writes clean, crisp, graceful prose, the kind that's always rare and ever a blessing."—The Washington Post "Killer, Come Hither beckons."—Vanity Fair "Combines unexpected plot twists and narrative tension with Begley's trademark elegant prose."—Shelf AwarenessFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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