A Jonathan Stride Thriller
by Brian Freeman
Pub Date 01 May 2018
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"Freeman is an excellent writer and he's only getting better and better as time goes by. If you're not on the Freeman train yet, all aboard!" --5-star reader review
"Excellent . . . A winner." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"If not the best Jonathan Stride novel, it's right up there with them." --5-star reader review
When a freak auto accident kills a driver carrying false identification on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to find a gun in the trunk--and the gun has recently been fired.
The next day, a Duluth college student has also vanished, and Stride worries they're connected--but what would have put an ordinary young woman in the crosshairs of a man who has all the hallmarks of an assassin for hire?
Stride's investigation leads him to a film crew in Duluth, where a movie is being made based on a case in Stride's own past. The actor playing Stride is Hollywood royalty, an award-winning icon who has charmed his way to the top of the box office. But Stride soon hears whispers that his cinematic alter ego has a dark side . . .
"[Stride] is in the company of Bosch, Thorne, Tennison, and Skinner, some of my other favorite detectives time has not mellowed." --Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Another winner from an author who, ten years later, just keeps getting better and just keeps mastering and perfecting the art of the psychological thriller." --Duluth News Tribune, on Goodbye to the Dead
"If you're looking for a full docket, Freeman pays off in spades." --Kirkus Reviews