The End Game

A Mystery

Gerrie Ferris Finger

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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 Moriah Dru’s weekend off with her lover, Lieutenant Richard Lake, is interrupted when Atlanta juvenile court judge Portia Devon hires Dru to find two sisters who’ve gone missing after their foster parents’ house burns down. 

An ex-cop, Dru established Child Trace, Inc., after leaving the force. Judge Devon sees to it that Lake is assigned to head the police investigation, because Dru and Lake together have a habit of solving cases. 

After questioning the neighbors, the couple decide that the abduction of the girls looks like more than an ordinary kidnapping. Dru learns that in the past eight years two other foster children from the area have gone missing. The investigation turns up a snitch who tells Dru he’s heard that a secret sex organization, with members named after chess pieces, is bound for Costa Rica with two girls. The chase is on to stop the kidnappers before they escape the country.    

 

The latest winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, The End Game features a strong new heroine in a vivid Southern setting. Gerrie Ferris Finger puts a new spin on the classic mystery novel.

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SATURDAY MORNING IN APRIL
Satisfied, Lake and I lay apart on the king bed. The breeze through the window flitted across my skin, fine-tuning the pleasure of cooling down. In a little while, we’d get up, throw on sweats, and run the 10-K to Piedmont Park. We’d drop onto a bleacher to watch a pickup softball game—maybe join in if idle gloves lay nearby. Right now, though, an après snooze was the plan.
Not to be. A train horn moaned into my nap. The bedside clock said the seven A.M. from Birmingham was smack on time, the chug-rumble growing louder by the wheel turn.

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“Like a runaway freight train, this novel is all about narrative drive….The depth [Finger] brings to the story telling is unusually accomplished; it stays with you when you’re finished, it’s not just a thriller read for the thrill. The Atlanta setting is used well also, something that bodes well for future installments. All I can say is, welcome to the mystery community, Ms. Finger.  It feels like you’ve moved right in.”--Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha's
 
"Punchy dialogue and sly humor keep things moving, and an 'eenie meenie miney moe' of neighborhood witnesses...come across as all the shadier for being unlikely suspects. Dru is a strong narrator."--
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
"A fast-paced and totally gripping story. It's also a darker mystery that will appeal to readers across the mystery genre."--BookBitch.com

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Gerrie Ferris Finger

Gerrie Ferris Finger is a winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. She lives on the coast of Georgia with her husband and standard poodle, Bogey.

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The End Game
A Mystery
Gerrie Ferris Finger

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312611552
ISBN10: 0312611552
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429924726
ISBN10: 1429924721
320 pages
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