1940: In driving rain, in darkness, fabled Lake Tahoe steamship Constance slips beneath the surface of Echo Bay. Present: Shawn Rainey, once-hot Olympic skiing prospect, now living dead end, is thrown both spar and ultimatum�sell the dream of raising Constance to the town he fled, suspect in his popular brother�s drowning death, or lose his children to forces he himself unleashed.
A desperate Shawn accepts and runs head-on into his past; into hair-trigger ex-pal, Joe Don McCandless, who stands to gain a fortune from raising Constance. Into Catherine Mulvhill, who vows the ship her father built will sail again over her dead body. Into Arn Tennell, a lawman who banks his grudges until he can burn old debts. Into the citadels of old-lake money and power, secrets as deep and cold as Tahoe itself.
Shawn�s return comes under a darkening cloud of murder and deceit, hatred and betrayal, big money and bad blood. To head off the unthinkable and survive, Shawn must confront not only his own violent past, but battle those hell-bent on destroying him and those he loves.
Echo Bay, from Shamus Award-winning author Richard Barre, is a millrace of turning pages and ever-rippling tension in the suspense tradition of The Deep End.
�Richard Barre writes with lyricism, grace, and heart, and an authentic tough edge. He is among the very best crime fiction novelists working today.��George Pelecanos, author of Soul Circus and Hell to Pay
�A Richard Barre novel is always cause for celebration, and this one is his best yet! Action, suspense, heartache, and some of the best writing in the business, Barre delivers once again. ECHO BAY is as good as it gets, from one of the best writers in crime fiction today��Steve Hamilton, author of Blood is the Sky and North of Nowhere
�Richard Barre is a writer's writer, someone long prized by his peers, but he deserves the widest audience possible. In the same way that his characters are seduced and undone by their dreams, Barre's readers are lured into stories that we fear might break our hearts. But once Barre casts his spell, there is simply no turning back.��Laura Lippman, author of Every Secret Thing and The Last Place.
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Once he was a star in the skiing world, thought to be sure gold medal winner at the Olympics but an injured knee put an end to Shawn Rainey¿s dreams of fame and fortune. After his divorce his ex-wife Loren has custody of the children and he has visitation rights until Loren and his ex-manager Terry set him up so that he can¿t even be in the same state with his children. He¿s working in a dead end job, living in a trailer and has no one he can call a friend.................................... Terry arrives at the trailer park offering a deal to Shawn. If he returns to his hometown of Lake Tahoe and helps win support to raise the steamship Constance from the bottom of Echo Bay, Terry will make sure that Shane gains access to his children again. Many people¿s support the venture but Catherine Mulvhill, whose father sunk the ship instead of selling her for scrap, opposes raising the vessel. Tempers fly in both camps and violence breaks out when Catherine¿s bank is torched and a big contributor is killed..................................... Richard Barre is an excellent storyteller, one who creates characters tat are easy to care about flaws and all. Shane is driven to work for a man he detests because he wants his children back and readers love him for that. The audience also will feel empathy towards Catherine, a woman driven by her own demons and sympathy for Shane¿s lover who has a secret in her past that she doesn¿t want exposed. The storyline is fast paced urban noir that echoes how good Richard Barre is..................................... Harriet Klausner