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Author: Jonathan Valin Narrator: Mark Peckham Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Harry Stoner Series Release Date: December 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781620643259

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To PI Harry Stoner, Ira Lessing had everything to live for: money, a beautiful wife, good friends, and a reputation that would do credit to a saint. But Lessing disappeared one hot July night, and Stoner knew in his gut that the man was dead. Years on the street had taught Stoner that no man is what he seems. Peeling away layers to the bone would reveal what had become of Lessing. It would lead Stoner into the underbelly of Cincinnati, into the places where desire and violence meet, into the darkest byways of the human heart where his own values would be tested to the bloody limit, by acts of love—and murder.

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  • “Fully realized characters, complex plots, and excellent writing are the qualities that attract readers to Valin’s series about Harry Stoner, private eye. In his eighth appearance, Stoner describes his assignment to find missing Ira Lessing, a businessman from Cincinnati, Ohio, beloved for his generous help to troubled teens…The story stands as a ‘mainstream’ novel as well as a fine mystery. A Mystery Book Club alternate.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “As always, Valin sketches in troubled characters and sociocultural vignettes with quiet, somber shrewdness.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • Winner of the 1990 Shamus Award for Best Novel

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About the Author

Jonathan Valin is a mystery author best known for the Harry Stoner detective series. He won the Shamus Award for best mystery novel of 1989. After writing eleven Harry Stoner novels over a fourteen-year period, he took a break from mystery writing to help found Fi, a magazine of music criticism. He now works as an editor and reviewer for magazines.

About the Narrator

Mark Peckham is an actor and director based in Rhode Island. In addition to working with Trinity Rep, Virginia Stage Co., and many Boston-area theaters, he was the voice of Joseph Smith in the award-winning PBS documentary American Prophet with Gregory Peck.