With Michael's death ruled a murder, Danny must work to get his name crossed off the list of suspects, and that means digging into Michael's last article, an expose of the twisted side of Philadelphia politics and nightlife. Read more...
With Michael's death ruled a murder, Danny must work to get his name crossed off the list of suspects, and that means digging into Michael's last article, an expose of the twisted side of Philadelphia politics and nightlife. But powerful people are ready to kill to protect what Michael was about to uncover, and if Danny's not careful, he'll be next.
The dark heart of the city is on display in Sarah Cain's gripping debut thriller, "The 8th Circle."
- ISBN-13: 9781629534855
- ISBN-10: 1629534854
- Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
- Publish Date: January 2016
- Page Count: 336
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Series: Danny Ryan Thrillers #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Newspaper columnist Danny Ryan, the hero of Cains intricately plotted first novel, has been unable to work in the year since his wife, Beth, and their preteen son died in a car accident. One stormy night, Michael Cohen, a close friend of Dannys, drives his car into a shallow pond on Dannys property outside Philadelphia. Danny rushes outside. The dying Michael, who has a bullet wound in his gut, utters one word before expiring: inferno. What was Michael trying to tell him, Danny wonders, and why was he killed? In pursuit of the answers, Danny takes on crooked police, shady politicians (including Beths father, Senator Robert Harlan), and Phillys foremost philanthropistsall at his own peril. Meanwhile, he comes to question the cause of his wifes accident and the resolution of the serial killer case he covered that won him a Pulitzer Prize. How Danny discovers the truth and whether it will corrupt him makes for exciting reading. Agent: Rene Fountain, Gandolfo Helin Literary Management. (Jan.)