--LEE CHILD, #1 New York Times -bestselling author
Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. Read more...
--LEE CHILD, #1 New York Times-bestselling author
Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath.
His main goal is to hide his condition and lead a seemingly normal life in hopes to pay off his debts and become a full-time musician in Austin's club scene. But on one lousy day his carefully-controlled world starts to shatter: he's demoted at work and accused of stealing a fellow musician's song.
He also meets a beautiful woman in a lime green dress--perhaps the biggest threat to his safety of all. At her urging, Dominic hatches a plan to steal a van he knows will be filled with cash. He picks two friends as accomplices, insisting on no guns and no violence. But a security guard catches them in the act and simple theft turns into capital murder.
Cracks start to show in the conspiracy and, with no allegiance to anyone but himself, Dominic has to decide whether to stick by his partners in crime, or let his true nature come out to play.
- ISBN-13: 9781633880863
- ISBN-10: 1633880869
- Publisher: Seventh Street Books
- Publish Date: September 2015
- Page Count: 271
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Dominic, the unreliable narrator of this devilishly clever and suspenseful standalone from Pryor (The Bookseller and four other Hugo Marston novels), is a Brit who moved to Austin, Tex., as a teenager. Now a successful prosecutor, he learns to his dismay that he has been reassigned to the Juvenile Justice Center—a demotion in both status and pay. A ladies’ man and singer-songwriter who performs in local clubs for the exposure, Dominic also has a gap in his soul (“It’s like I’m hollow”). When best friend Gus Cronstedt, an immigration lawyer, presents the idea for a payroll heist, Dominic—now strapped for cash—quickly hijacks the operation. Dominic drafts his odd-duck roommate with whom he barely speaks, Tristan Bell, and ex-cop Otto Bland as his cohorts, with a mysterious seductress in a green dress looped in as well. But the ostensibly foolproof robbery soon hits snag after snag, topped by a double homicide. As the mishaps escalate for the conspirators, so does the suspense, culminating in a denouement worthy of the neo-noir film classic The Usual Suspects. Agent: Ann Collette, Rees Literary Agency. (Sept.)