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City of lies

Author: Roger Jon Ellory
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"John Harper has just made a discovery: the father he believed to be dead for more than thirty years is alive, though lying in a coma in a Manhattan hospital. Returning home to New York brings with it memories of childhood, many of them painful, and yet Harper could never have prepared himself for the truth. Confronted with the reality of his father's existence, Harper finds himself seduced by a lifestyle that he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Jon Ellory
ISBN: 1590204654 9781590204658
OCLC Number: 829451595
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2006 by Orion ..."--title page verso.
Description: 453 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: R.J. Ellory.

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"John Harper has just made a discovery: the father he believed to be dead for more than thirty years is alive, though lying in a coma in a Manhattan hospital. Returning home to New York brings with it memories of childhood, many of them painful, and yet Harper could never have prepared himself for the truth. Confronted with the reality of his father's existence, Harper finds himself seduced by a lifestyle that he seems to have inherited--an underworld life of power, treachery, and menace. As he desperately tries to uncover the facts of his own past, he is faced with one lie after another, and with each new discovery he becomes more and more entangled in a dark and shocking conspiracy. From the acclaimed author of A Quiet Belief in Angels and A Simple Act of Violence, City of Lies is a tense and gripping thriller, each twist and turn more shocking than the last"--
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