At the City's Edge

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9780141027760: At the City's Edge

Jason Palmer loved being a soldier. But after returning from Iraq with an "other than honourable" discharge, he's finding rebuilding his life the toughest battle yet.

Elena Cruz is a talented cop, the first woman to make Chicago's prestigious Gang Intelligence Unit. She's ready for anything the job can throw at her.

Until Jason's brother, a prominent communityt activist, is murdered in front of his own son.

Now, stalked by brutal men with a shadowy agenda, Jason and Elena must unravel a conspiracy stretching from the darkest alleys of the ghetto to the manicured lawns of the city's power brokers. In a world where corruption and violence are simply the cost of doing business, two damaged people are all that stand between an innocent child - and the killers who will stop at nothing to find him.

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"Nothing short of brilliant...as much a work of literary fiction as crime fiction...Sakey's latest solidifies his position as the new reigning prince of crime fiction." --"The Chicago Tribune" "Gritty and compelling, packed with action, "At the City's Edge" crackles and sears like a rip-roaring fire." --"Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of ""The Bone Garden" "[Sakey] proves a shrewd observer of cultural politics...The action is fast and furious...A hyperrealistic look at our most downtrodden communities." --"Chicago"" Sun-Times""Goes from zero to sixty in a blazing rush. Sakey knows how to thrill a reader." --"David Morrell, bestselling author of ""First Blood"" and ""Scavenger" "Complex, multilayered, and above all, intriguing. This is one novel that you won't soon forget." --"Book Reporter""Sakey needn't worry about a sophomore slump." --"Toledo Blade" "Tension-laden...[Sakey] knows how to create realistic suspense and action that puts h

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Marcus Sakey is an award-winning copywriter and the author of The Blade Itself. While writing this he shadowed homicide detectives, toured the morgue, and learned to pick a deadbolt in sixty seconds. Born in Flint, Michigan, he now lives in Chicago with his wife.

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