From the Shamus Award nominee of Spiked comes this much-anticipated sequel to the highly acclaimed GravewriterIn this next electifying thriller from up-and-coming author Mark Arsenault, former journalist and beaten-down gambler Billy Povich returns to aid Martin Smothers, the Patron Lawyer of Hopeless Causes.Martin’s old law partner, the well-respected superior court judge Gilbert Harmony, has been shot by a thief who dies in a car crash. The cops close the case, but Martin doesn’t believe a two-bit shoplifter would suddenly kill a judge---somebody must have paid him to do it.The suspects range from a vengeful mobster to a jealous brother to the judge's widow, and---oops---his mistress and her son. And as Billy comes closer to the truth, it isn't long before the killer takes aim at him.
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“[A] fine second novel . . . The action builds to a genuinely surprising but logical solution. Fans of Harry Hunsicker's Dallas PI series (Still River, etc.) will appreciate Povich.”- Publishers Weekly on Loot the Moon
Mark Arsenault has been a reporter since 1989 and most recently covered state politics for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. Gravewriter was his first thriller in the Billy Povich series; his previous novel, Spiked, was nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Mystery. Arsenault lives in Easton, Massachusetts.
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