Tom Piccirilli The Fever Kill

ISBN 13: 9780985578657

The Fever Kill

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Crease is going back to his quaint, quiet hometown of Hangtree. It’s where his father, the sheriff, met ruin in the face of a scandal involving the death of a kidnapped little girl and her missing ransom. It’s where Crease was beaten, jailed, and kicked clear of the town line ten years earlier. The town still has a taste for his blood and secrets it wants to keep. Crease has a single hope; a raw and raging fever driving him toward the truth that might just burn him up along the way.

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About the Author:

Tom Piccirilli is the author of more than twenty novels including The Last Kind Words, Shadow Season, The Cold Spot, The Coldest Mile, and A Choir of Ill Children. He’s won two International Thriller Awards and four Bram Stoker Awards, as well as having been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy Award, the Macavity, and Le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.

From Publishers Weekly:

At the start of this introspective, low-key thriller from Stoker-winner Piccirilli (The Midnight Road), the enigmatic Crease tools his 'Stang back to his childhood home of Hangtree, Vt., where the adolescent pain clung to your back like a clawed animal. Now 27 and an undercover narc in New York City, Crease remains haunted by the shooting of a kidnapped girl by his lawman father, an event that scarred their lives. Piccirilli marches Crease through the obligatory encounters with childhood sweethearts, bullies and other figures from the past, and throws on some extra voltage by having his hero trailed home by a knife-wielding drug dealer. Occasional bursts of hotter prose (Lightning blitzkrieged him with every beat of his pulse) liven up the very familiar plot, but the idea that Vermont was a spooky place compared to New York never quite convinces. An introduction by Ken Bruen may draw some attention to this quiet brush with neo-noir, the first full-length novel from a small press that previously specialized in novelettes.
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