Burned out and working the weekend night shift, Caroline Mabry is confronted with the arrival of an apparently unstable but charming derelict, who announces that he wants to confess to a murder. At first she dismisses him as a nutcase. But when she realizes he is none other than former wunderkind politician Clark Mason, she agrees to let him write out his confession. Nineteen hours later, with Mason still feverishly writing, Caroline finds herself scrambling to investigate his long, progressively darker and more sinister tale before Monday morning arrives and the weekday detectives swoop in to take the case for themselves.
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"A most accomplished debut." -- The Sunday Telegraph
'Walter renders his blind land with a clear-eyed, compassionate vision. -- Kirkus Reviews
The gripping new thriller from an exciting author who has attracted praise from James Patterson and Lee Child.
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Book Description Regan Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First Edition - First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very fine copy, new and unread, in a very fine dust jacket, now in a clear removable protective cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a well padded, sturdy box. Satisfaction guaranteed, and we provide free delivery confirmation and courtesy tracking information with domestic orders. Walter's acclaimed second novel, following "Over Tumbled Graves", and preceding the Edgar Award winning "Citizen Vince". SIGNED by Jess Walter on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 008101
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Book Description Harper, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Jess Walter's widely acclaimed first novel, Over Tumbled Graves, paired the plot of a first-rate thriller with writing of exceptional intelligence and human insight. Now, in "Land of the Blind, Walter brings back police detective Caroline Mabry and pits her in a battle of wits against a mysterious yet oddly familiar figure who is dragged into her precinct house one Friday night, seeming disoriented and wearing an eye patch."I'd like to confess, he says. But he insists on writing out his confession in longhand. And, he warns her, it may take a while.Over the next forty-eight hours, the stranger admits to far more than a crime. He confesses an entire life: a wry and haunting tale of poverty and politics, of obsession and revenge. And as he writes, Caroline pushes herself to near collapse, racing against the clock to investigate not merely a murder but the story of two men's darkly intertwined lives . and to find the body that awaits her, somewhere in the city.The result is a novel that blends suspense with rich characterization and irresistible storytelling, one that speaks deeply to the bonds and compromises we make as children -- and the fatal errors we can make at any moment in our lives. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060394390
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