Faces of the Gone
Book 1, Carter Ross Mysteries - A Mystery
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot: That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. Immediately dispatched to the scene, Carter learns that the four victims—an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy—came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another.
The police, eager to calm jittery residents, leak a theory that the murders are revenge for a bar stickup, and Carter's paper, hungry for a scoop, hastily prints it. Carter doesn't come from the streets, but he understands a thing or two about Newark's neighborhoods. And he knows there are no quick answers when dealing with a crime like this.
Determined to uncover the true story, he enlists the aide of Tina Thompson, the paper's smoking-hot city editor, to run interference at the office; Tommy Hernandez, the paper's gay Cuban intern, to help him with legwork on the streets; and Tynesha Dales, a local stripper, to take him to Newark's underside. It turns out that the four victims have one connection after all, and this knowledge will put Carter on the path of one very ambitious killer.
Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel and the Nero Award for Best American Mystery--it is the first book to receive both awards. The book was named to lists of the year's best mystery debuts by the Chicago Sun-Times and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Look forward to more from this author.
Faces of the gone
I wasn't sure about buying this book at first as I knew nothing of the author, but I love mysteries and the reviews were good so I gave it a try. I am so glad that I did!! It was a real page turner! It caught my attention on the first page and held it till the last... I couldn't put it down!! I can't wait to read another Brad Parks novel!!!
Faces of the gone
I really enjoyed this book but was disappointed that Carter and Tina's relationship was not finalized in the end. I would recommend it to others.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Dec 08, 2009
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Carter Ross Mysteries