By William Lashner
It capacity whatever to be a consumer. It potential he will get my loyalty, even if he merits it or now not. It skill he will get my best possible for the cost of an hourly expense. It skill in an international the place each person has became opposed to him there's one one who will struggle by means of his part for so long as there's a conflict to be fought.
Author of the acclaimed novels Fatal Flaw, Bitter Truth, and Hostile Witness, bestselling author William Lashner crafts darkish, witty, engrossing stories of suspense regarding probably the most fascinating characters of contemporary well known fiction: Victor Carl.
A security lawyer who lives his lifestyles in colors of grey, Victor Carl fights all of the correct fights for all of the improper purposes. With a failing criminal perform, a dead-end love existence, a pile of unpaid site visitors tickets, and a expertise for blending it up in difficult working-class bars and sparring with obstinate police officers, Victor skates at the razor's fringe of felony ethics looking for the simple dollar. however the one absolute in Victor's existence is loyalty, in particular to a client—even if he occurs to be useless. Like Joey Cheaps, a no-account who takes a knife to the throat down at the waterfront, yet no longer prior to he stocks together with his legal professional his half in a bad crime.
With his shopper murdered, Victor needs to look for a killer. yet fixing the crime capability investigating the darkest spot in Joey Cheaps's misspent formative years, sending Victor on a twisting trip that ends up in a lacking suitcase crammed with funds, pictures of a mysterious bare girl, and a splendid courtroom justice with a mystery to conceal. And most threatening of all, Victor steps into the crosshairs of a vengeful enemy with a previous packed with soreness and a flavor for blood.
As exciting because it is darkly evocative, Past Due is an excellent story of crime and justice that takes the intrepid Victor Carl into remarkable new territory and confirms William Lashner's position one of the best suspense writers of our time.
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