Gabriel gets on his bike before dawn to deliver newspapers in his suburban
Indianapolis neighborhood. He is twelve years old. Somewhere en route, as the
October sky lightens, he vanishes without a trace.
months later, Paul and Carol Gabriel are on the verge of abandoning all hope.
Crushed by frustrating dead ends and exhausted by a police force that cannot
(or will not) find their son, the Gabriels finally find a ray of hope: the name
of an elusive private investigator who may represent their last chance.
Behr is an enigmatic mountain of a man, a former cop who wants to help, but
knows better than to give the Gabriels any hope of a happy ending. He has
worked this kind of case too often. But Paul’s plea stirs up old personal
demons that Behr can no longer ignore. Going against everything he fears, Behr
enters into an uneasy partnership with Paul on a quest for the truth that is,
in turn, dangerous, and haunting.
textured and crackling with suspense on every page, City of the Sun weaves
a moody narrative that hinges on the bond between a damaged detective and a
lost father. From the antiseptic comforts of suburban Indianapolis to the city’s
seamy underworld, David Levien introduces a private investigator as complex,
idiosyncratic, and sympathetic as any in modern crime fiction. Levien is a
gifted storyteller who will keep readers guessing right up until the final,
explosive scene. Download and start listening now!