City Dark

A Thriller

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Pub Date 01 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 20 Sep 2022
Thomas & Mercer, Thomas & Mercer

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A vanished mother, the grip of darkness, a lifelong mystery. Forty years later, a prosecutor faces them all again, this time as a murder suspect in a pulse-pounding legal thriller of psychological suspense.

On a steaming night in 1977, New York City is plunged into darkness and two boys, Joe and Robbie, are abandoned by their mother, Lois. Forty years to the day after this unforgivable moment, Joe is a hard-drinking ADA and Lois has resurfaced: Joe wakes from another alcoholic fog to learn she’s been found murdered on a Coney Island beach.

Joe throws himself into his work, struggling to reconcile his memories of Lois with the relative stranger found by the NYPD. And when another murder hits close to home and DNA links Joe to both crimes, he sinks deeper into the abyss. Joe can’t remember a thing. His last hope as the evidence mounts against him is Aideen Bradigan, a brilliant and dogged lawyer from his past.

It will take Aideen’s drive and Joe’s own shrewd legal mind to uncover a potentially terrifying truth—and to shatter the devastating secrets that claw back to that fateful night in the dark.

A vanished mother, the grip of darkness, a lifelong mystery. Forty years later, a prosecutor faces them all again, this time as a murder suspect in a pulse-pounding legal thriller of psychological...


A Note From the Publisher

Roger A. Canaff is a former New York City special victims prosecutor and author of Bleed Through, winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award and the second in the Alex Greco ADA series. Previous novels include Among the Dead and Copperhead Road. He began his prosecutorial career in historic Alexandria, Virginia, served as president of the board of directors of End Violence Against Women International, and is a charter member of CounterQuo, an organization challenging the way our culture responds to sexual violence. Currently Roger teaches undergraduate and law school classes and trains and consults nationally and internationally. He lives and works in New York City. For more information, visit www.rogercanaff.com/about.

Roger A. Canaff is a former New York City special victims prosecutor and author of Bleed Through, winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award and the second in the Alex Greco ADA series. Previous...


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