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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Levien Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Frank Behr Series Release Date:
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The search for the missing detectives takes Behr into the recesses of Indianapolis’s underworld, a place rife with brutality and vice—and a stark contrast to the city’s gentle public image. As Behr calls on old street contacts and his hard-boiled investigative skills, he is led deeper into a twisted society of crime and violence and an unknown landscape of “pea-shake” houses—low-rent, transient gambling rings staged in condemned buildings around the city. Behr uncovers an unexpected connection to the missing detectives, and, in the process, he is forced to confront an ominous, deadly new breed of crime family."

Introduced in City of the Sun, Frank Behr instantly attracted critical attention and a devoted fan base, and Where the Dead Lay places Behr on a broader, edgier stage.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Levien is the new must-read thriller writer.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Relentless … The story conveys a piercing sense of honesty … The truth of the characters—and the intensity of their pain—is as unbearably real as it gets. New York Times Book Review
  • City of the Sun is going to be a finalist for thriller of the year. Rocky Mountain News
  • [Levien] infuses his … tale with heart-wrenching emotion. People
  • City of the Sun is hard, mean, beautiful, touching—a dazzling novel. Robert Crais
  • A master character portrait of Behr. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • David Levien’s novel is moody, riveting, and special. Harlan Coben
  • One of the toughest, most gut-wrenching, and most believable suspense novels I’ve ever encountered. Lincoln Child
  • Veteran screenwriter David Levien imagines with icy, almost sadistic precision in his thriller City of the Sun. Entertainment Weekly
  • “A punishing piece of fiction, overflowing with intrigue…[With] enough cutthroat action to keep your eyebrows in upright position for days.”

    Free-Lance Star

  • Where the Dead Lay delivers on all counts. It is crime fiction at its finest.”

    Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Violent and compelling…This is American thriller writing at its rocket-fuelled, roller-coaster best.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “Fast-paced, well-plotted and moving…Levien has an ear for dialogue that many of us don’t often hear…Gripping.”

    Indianapolis Star

  • “David Levien is a marvel. His dialogue is straight-up, so street that it’s a wonder the pages aren’t coated with grit. His descriptions are true to life, real and unflinching, a combination of Mickey Spillane, Wallace Stroby, and Richard Stark, but nonetheless all Levien.”


  • A 2010 Shamus Award Nominee for Best Hardcover PI Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frances | 9/22/2013

    " While I enjoyed this book, it was not as good as the first one ,City of the Sun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie March | 8/22/2013

    " Author has an Indianapolis connection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn | 7/10/2013

    " A very quick read full of gangster wannabes. Detective Frank Behr is a hardcore ex-copper who fights a mean fight while breaking all of the rules. He appears to have an on/off relationship with Susan who stays with him even though I have no idea why. I'd like to read Levien's other work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan | 6/6/2013

    " Good characters...a little slow at times. "

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