Blown Away

Blown Away

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by Shane Gericke
     
 

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"Shane Gericke writes with the clear eye of hard-nosed reporter and the sweet soul of an artist. The power of Blown Away is visceral and unforgettable - you won't want to miss this one." - Gayle Lynds

Shane Gericke's debut novel, Blown Away, became an immediate national bestseller that won the coveted Best First Mystery award from RT Book Reviews. Its central…  See more details below

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"Shane Gericke writes with the clear eye of hard-nosed reporter and the sweet soul of an artist. The power of Blown Away is visceral and unforgettable - you won't want to miss this one." - Gayle Lynds

Shane Gericke's debut novel, Blown Away, became an immediate national bestseller that won the coveted Best First Mystery award from RT Book Reviews. Its central character is Emily Thompson, a rookie police officer in the leafy Chicago suburb of Naperville.

Emily, who's finally pulled herself out of the emotional mud that's suffocated her since the unexplained deaths of her husband, mother, and father, is finally looking forward to a celebration of life: her upcoming fortieth birthday.

Unfortunately, so is a serial killer, who terrorizes her city of 150,000 with a series of brutal murders staged to look like the childhood board games Emily played growing up on Chicago's Southwest Side. The killer is clearly someone from her past.

But who?

From "Time Bomb" and "Duck-Duck-Goose" to "Chutes and Ladders" and "Operation," every corpse brings Emily and her Naperville Police colleagues - Martin Benedetti, Annabelle Bates, Hercules Branch, and Police Chief Kendall Cross - one step closer to "Hangman," the ultimate game in this blood-drenched contest. The killer promises to make Emily play for real: Hanging by the neck till she's dead, dead, dead, to fulfill his psychopathic need to murder her.

But, Emily and her pals have far different plans for him and her birthday celebration . . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150830172
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
277,650
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Shane Gericke is the author of The Fury, Torn Apart, Blown Away, and Cut to the Bone. The Fury, a sweeping novel of global terrorism endorsed by such literary superstars as Steve Berry and Rambo creator David Morrell. Torn Apart was shortlisted for the prestigious Thriller Award for Best Novel and named a Book of the Year by Suspense Magazine. His debut novel, Blown Away, was selected as the year's Best First Mystery by RT Book Reviews, which also named his Cut to the Bone a Top Pick. Gericke spent twenty-five years as a newspaper editor, most prominently at the Chicago Sun-Times, before jumping into fiction. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Naperville.

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