Remer was a Manhattan p.i. until one of his targets got the better of him and found a way to force him into retirement. He's been living an anonymous life since then, for six years, running a liquor store in Southampton, trying to stay in the shadows. But then a voice from his past needs help, and he agrees to work one last case--a missing person--in order to get away from the threat he's lived under once and for all. Trouble is, even if he finds Mia Ferrara, even if she's safe, that might not be possible.
Daniel Judson's talent for tormented heros and irresistible noir styling combine in this dark and searing thriller.
Praise for Daniel Judson
“Shamus-winner Judson once again successfully mines Long Island's south fork for glittering noir nuggets… Readers will want to see more of the flawed but appealing Cal, with his inbred distrust of authority and outsized sense of loyalty.”
--Publishers Weekly on The Violet Hour
“In the cutthroat game of Survivalist Poker, Cal can wheel and deal with the worst of them.”
--Kirkus Reviews on The Violent Hour
“Daniel Judson is so much more than a crime-fiction novelist. He's a tattooed poet, a mad philosopher of the Apocalypse fascinated with exploring the darkest places in people's souls.... Judson's description of Bechet's relationship with his girlfriend perfectly describes not only this atmospheric novel's story line but the author as well: ‘deep, primal, compelling.’”
--Chicago Tribune on The Water's Edge
“[An] intense crime novel . . . Cold, rainy, foggy weather lends atmosphere to a gripping thriller perfect for a stormy night’s entertainment.”
--Publishers Weekly on The Water's Edge
“Action packed. Loss and redemption rule in Shamus Award--winning Daniel Judson's third novel, set in Southampton nights so cold that they could cool off a reader sizzling in this summer's heat. It's noir on ice.”
--USA Today on The Darkest Place