Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her husband, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.
Manhattan Nocturne is a brilliantly drawn tableau of the gritty, gaudy city, and a thrilling literary noir.
A New York Times Notable Book
"You're trapped by page two. . . . This is the work of a powerful writer . . . with a powerful story."--The Boston Globe
"A smart, entertaining novel."--The Washington Post
"[Harrison] spares no detail of sex and violence, imbuing every phrase with a visceral punch and a sardonic tone. . . . Truly thrilling."--Chicago Tribune
"A great, roaring story of power, lust, greed, and a very human folly that characterizes our preposterous millennium--told with compassion, intelligence, and striking human insight."--Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica
"A white-knuckle ride . . . With the narrative drive of a hurtling subway express, Harrison plunges readers into a scary subterranean world in which the only comfort comes from the neon flashes of his prose."--People
"Manhattan Nocturne soars."--The New York Times Book Review