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The deep dark descending /

by Eskens, Allen [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.Description: 285 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781633883550; 1633883558.Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Widowers -- Fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fictionSummary: "Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for. On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice"-- Provided by publisher.
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A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands. Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. Haunted by memories both beautiful and painful, he is plagued by feelings of unfinished business. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information--and determine what to do with it. Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. For most of his life, he has thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with anguish and thoughts of retribution that he finds himself on the edge, questioning who he is and what he stands for. On a frozen lake at the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with decisions that could change his life forever, as his rage threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent his entire career bringing to justice.

"Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for. On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice"-- Provided by publisher.

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Minnesota homicide detective Max -Rupert has never recovered from the death of his wife, Jenni, initially believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Struggling with his own demons and alienating his coworkers, Max is in danger of losing the only thing that still matters to him-his job. But after discovering that his wife was murdered, Max is torn between his implacable desire for vengeance and his need to maintain his inherent decency and commitment to law enforcement. Verdict Edgar Award winner Eskens's fourth mystery (after The Heavens May Fall)-and the third in which Max Rupert appears-takes the "will he or won't he" revenge theme and layers it with darkly convincing action and intricate plotting. Packed with heart-wrenching twists, this bleak book will haunt readers who favor an evocative and compelling sense of dread along with a dose of noir.-ACT © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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