The Shadow Catchers

Mike Yeager and Peggy Weaver (Volume 1)

Thomas Lakeman

Minotaur Books

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FBI Special Agent Mike Yeager is in trouble. His most recent case---a child kidnapping, his usual---ended tragically, and the FBI has suspended him. Worse, Mike can’t seem to forgive himself. He’s run away from everything he knows in Philadelphia to the mountains of Nevada in an attempt to forget.

Now in Nevada, he’s stumbled into the world of a killer: in the small town of San Cristobal, one child was killed accidentally---or so it seems---a few weeks before Mike’s arrival. The day after he shows up, an adult is murdered, and soon another child disappears. Mike doesn’t want to get involved, but he can’t help himself, first because as a stranger in town he’s got to prove to the local law enforcement that he’s not the killer, and second, because he’s in the perfect place to solve the case and redeem himself in the eye of the FBI. Not to mention that at least one more child’s life is at stake.

Thomas Lakeman is one of those rare talents who has composed a first novel that doesn’t read like a debut at all, but instead is written with the precision and tightly drawn suspense of one of the genre’s masters.

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Chapter One

“Okay, now do me,” said the waitress at the Silver Star Cafe. “Tell me whatcha see.”

Three hours out of Vegas and six miles from nowhere, the Silver Star was supposed to be southern Nevada’s oldest eating establishment. Its walls were covered with antique tintypes: cowboys lining up for shots of Nockum Stiff, sporting girls in striped tights, a dead rustler with a sign around his neck that read, this is what happens to cattle theifs in Dyer County. I don’t know what I found more disturbing---the satisfied grins of the lynch mob, or the fact that they had misspelled thieves.

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Thomas Lakeman

Thomas Lakeman was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. A graduate of the University of the South, he received an MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University. After spending several years working in the Internet world in California, he is now a university professor in Alabama. This is his first novel.

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The Shadow Catchers
Thomas Lakeman

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429906302
ISBN10: 1429906308
336 pages
$7.99
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