Knife Music: A Novel

Knife Music: A Novel

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by David Carnoy
     
 

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Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a high-school sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident.

Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago-but now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them?

That's just it, the cops said. She hadn't told them

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Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a high-school sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident.

Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago-but now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them?

That's just it, the cops said. She hadn't told them anything. She had died. Looked like a suicide. And Cogan was in a heap of trouble.

Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Cogan, a forty-three-year- old surgeon and self-described womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it's not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate.

Madden grapples with his long- suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent.

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Praise for Knife Music:

"This doctor versus detective thriller belongs on the shelf with Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, or Chuck Hogan." —Brooklyn Rail"Impressive is the debut of David Carnoy with the surprisingly complex and sophisticated Knife Music . . . Carnoy resolves everything with enough originality to deliver a satisfying jolt." —ForeWord

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590205822
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
07/08/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
98,611
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Knife Music:

"This doctor versus detective thriller belongs on the shelf with Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, or Chuck Hogan." —Brooklyn Rail"Impressive is the debut of David Carnoy with the surprisingly complex and sophisticated Knife Music . . . Carnoy resolves everything with enough originality to deliver a satisfying jolt." —ForeWord

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