Marcus Sakey has been called "the new reigning prince of crime fiction," (Chicago Tribune) and “exactly the electric jolt American crime fiction needs” (Dennis Lehane). Now from the bestselling author of THE BLADE ITSELF and GOOD PEOPLE comes an anthology of seven short stories:
* “The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away” (nominated for Thriller and Macavity awards)
* “The Days When You Were Anything Else”
* “No One”
* “Gravity and Need”
* “As Breathing”
* “The Time Before the Last”
These stories of men and women pushed to—and beyond—the ragged edge demonstrate why National Public Radio declared Sakey writes “crime drama for the 21st century.” Includes excerpts of Sakey's previously published novels, as well as an exclusive teaser of his next book, coming June 2011.
I am a fan of Marcus Sakey and reading these seven short stories just reinforced my feelings toward him as a writer. Each story is completely unique, from the characters to the storyline. If you haven't read any of his books before, you should try this little "snack" to find out if it will feed your literary appetite.
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