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Mirror Maze - Book III of the Janek Series [NOOK Book]

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A secret hall of mirrors, a labyrinth of fear; Janek returns in a hypnotic thriller...

Nobody writes better psychological thrillers than William Bayer. And no character in contemporary crime fiction is as compelling or complex as Lieutenant Frank Janek of the N.Y.P.D. Now Bayer and Janek are back-in a brilliant novel of terror and excitement.

A beautiful young woman meets ...
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Mirror Maze - Book III of the Janek Series

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Overview

A secret hall of mirrors, a labyrinth of fear; Janek returns in a hypnotic thriller...

Nobody writes better psychological thrillers than William Bayer. And no character in contemporary crime fiction is as compelling or complex as Lieutenant Frank Janek of the N.Y.P.D. Now Bayer and Janek are back-in a brilliant novel of terror and excitement.

A beautiful young woman meets her latest "pickup" in a Manhattan hotel bar and goes back with him to his room, where she drugs him, robs him, and humiliates him. Several hours later, the "mark" is found dead, the mysterious young woman is wanted for the murder, and Janek and his team of detectives are assigned to the case. Simultaneously, Janek becomes involved in the reopening of a grisly society-murder investigation that has plagued Internal Affairs for nine years. As he sets out to solve both puzzles, the present and past eerily dovetail, culminating with a deadly battle in a secret mirror maze hidden beneath a "ghost" amusement park.

Mirror Maze sinuously leads the reader through one maze after another- literal, theoretical, and psychological. As with the other best-selling Janek novels, Switch and Wallflower, Mirror Maze is a superb police procedural, tense and violent, as well as a thoughtful examination of the blurring of illusion and reality, guilt and innocence.

The French edition of Mirror Maze won the prestigious "Le Grand Prix Caibre 38."
Award.

JOE GORES: “Stunning in its controlled wildness, its beauty, and its understanding of obsession as tragedy...a superb meditation upon the human condition, and one of the most compelling novels of the year.”

ROSS THOMAS: “A plot more cunning than any maze. A splendid treat.”

FIND MORE OF William Bayer'S BOOKS IN DIGITAL FROM CROSSROAD PRESS, including the first two Janek Detective novels, Switch and Wallflower, his novels Blindside, and Visions of Isabelle, and his lavish, richly detailed foreign detective series including the novels Tangier and Pattern Crimes.

Crossroad Press is happy to present mysteries from a number of prolific and talented authors, including Bill Crider, Bill Pronzini, John Lutz, Tom Piccirilli, Ed Lynskey, Al Sarrantonio, Edward Gorman and more. Search these authors by name, or simply search CROSSROAD PRESS in the Nook store for more titles to choose from!
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Editorial Reviews

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“A powerhouse procedural...another dazzling high-wire act from Bayer!”
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“Suspense is Bayer’s forte...the reader is constantly surprised by the twists and turns, the dead ends and optical illusions. You can’t wait to find out how it comes out.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014243698
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2012
  • Series: The Janek Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 112,864
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author WILLIAM BAYER has written numerous crime novels. His books have won several prizes, including the "best novel" Edgar, have been published in fifteen foreign languages, and his Janek series novels have been made into seven television movies all broadcast on CBS. He and his wife, cookbook author, Paula Wolfert, lived in the Sonoma Valley in Northern California.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    After being introduced to the Frank Janek character ...

    After being drawn to & invested in the Frank Janek character by "Switch" & "Wallflower", I have to admit I was disappointed by "Mirror Maze". It seemed overly long & tedious in places, mainly because it indulged in psychotherapy that felt beyond even Janek's keen instincts. Although I felt the same empathy for the Gelsey character that was felt by Janek, the bond they developed felt uncomfortably wierd & out of character for both of them.

    I did especially like the ending. It ended the only way it could for poor tortured Gelsey. For Janek, the ending had a plot twist that (for me at least) seemed to invite a final case for Janek as he continues to use his intuitive detective talents as he works the streets again. I read for the 3rd time in the Q&A that there is little chance that will happen. but I'll keep hoping W.B. will somehow change his mind.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Olive

    *she sneaks up behind codys captur and pressure points him five ties. Then he lays unconsiouc on the ground. She picks up cody and carries him to spyland result 3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Jones

    Ridea back to hq

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    TO LATE HES IN THE JAIL RESULT 11

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Great Book

    This was a great book. I know I will read more from this author

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    Excellent Read - Will keep you guessing!

    Not a book to read if you are looking for a quick no brainer to just veg with but if you like an excellent story line in a "whodunit" that keeps you guessing and really engages your brain while also bringing emotions to the forefront, this is the book for you. First one of the Janek series I have read but won't be the last.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    Follow Up

    Janek does it again. There is no mention in this book of his girlfriend from the previous book. So he starts over with a new friend. I did not like the ending of this book, but I guess it leaves an opening for another follow up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Go for it.

    Fast paced, psychological, good for discussion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    I loved this one

    The intricate nature of a labyrinth has always fascinated me. Bayer can write stories that I will read anytime.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Different but def worth reading!

    This author def has a very different way of writing detective stories which is refreshing. I thought this book was so interesting; it keeps you on the edge of your seat psychologically, which is so different than the action books that are more prevalent. I like that there are 2 very different parallel investigations going on at the same time. Its not a thriller like most detective fiction books but it still pulls you in & has you racing to the end to find out how it all comes together.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Mirror maze

    Excellent read. Double mysteries to solve and kept the pages turning quickly. Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    A salute and a well done to the author...

    Excellent read. To my mind, the best of the Janek triology.

    J M Lydon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Holly

    Swoops over the wall and grabs her weapon

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Sudenly a whiring soud it the dart winding up to shoot there poison

    Theres knifes to

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 19, 2012

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