Black Water Rising (Jay Porter)

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On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife's birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream. Saving a distressed woman from drowning, he opens a Pandora's Box.

Not the lawyer he set out to be, Jay long ago made peace with his radical youth, tucked away his darkest sins and resolved to make a fresh start. His impulsive act out on the bayou is heroic, but it puts Jay in danger, ensnaring him in a murder investigation that could cost him is practice, his family and even his life. Before he can untangle the mystery that stretches to the highest reaches of corporate power, he must confront the demons of his past.

A provocative thriller with an exhilarating climax, Black Water Rising marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent.

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 Pages: 448 in Publisher: Harper Perennial Jay Porter has long since made peace with not living the American Dream of He runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy Houston strip mall-where his most ru zi ke client is a low-rent call girl-and he's determined to leave the sins of his past buried: the guns. the FBI file. the trial that nearly destroyed him. That is. until the night he saves a woman from drowning and inadvertently opens a Pandora's box. Her secrets reach into the upper echelons of Houston's corporate power okers and ensnare Jay in a murder investigation that could cost him his practice. his family ... even his life.Black Water Rising is a illiant debut thriller that marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent.

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From a powerful new voice in American fiction comes a brilliant debut legal thriller, written in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Scott Turow, involving murder, greed, and redemption and set in the oil boomtown of 1980s Houston.

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