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By Michael Koryta

In the seven years when you consider that he discovered that his U.S. marshal father lead a double lifestyles as a freelance killer--and devoted suicide to prevent prosecution--Frank Temple III has quite often drifted via existence. but if he learns that Devin Matteson, the guy who lured his father into the killing video game basically to later provide him as much as the FBI, is returning to the remoted Wisconsin lake that was sacred flooring for his or her households, it is a homecoming Frank cannot allow.

Frank reveals Matteson's outdated cabin occupied via an odd, appealing girl and a worried guy with a gun. but if a couple of assassins arrives on their heels, he is familiar with Matteson cannot be a ways at the back of. The clever circulation will be to get out of town--but that does not suppose correct. in spite of everything, agreement killer or now not, Frank's father used to be at middle a instructor. And his son was once a great student....

Michael Koryta's Envy the Night is the 2008 winner of the Los Angeles Times booklet Prize for top mystery/thriller.

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Faster the better. ” She went back to the Lexus, and Frank thought her stride was slower, almost as if she were screwing with the guy because he was in such a hurry. It made a wry smile build on Frank’s face, and he turned before the Lexus driver caught it. Once she had the wheel-lift under the front end of the Lexus— looked like a set of mechanical arms wrapped around the wheels— she strapped the tires to it for added security and disappeared behind the car. Frank and the gray-haired man stood together in silence, waiting.

It was a hell of a nice day, though. If the Lexus driver would shut up for a few minutes, Frank wouldn’t have minded it at all, standing out here. It had been a long time since he’d lived in the city, so it wasn’t as if he’d arrived in the woods fresh from garbage-riddled streets that stunk of exhaust fumes. Even so, this place felt different. For one thing, there wasn’t a building in sight. Turn right, turn left, see trees and blue sky, nothing else. A pair of hawks rode the air currents high above, staying on the south side of the road.

More than anything he’d want, too. Once he had the car inside, he got to work inspecting the damage. Hood would need to be replaced, plus the front quarter panel, and the front passenger door. Now, if it were Jerry’s car he’d probably handle that door and the quarter panel with a liberal amount of Bondo, a spray gun, and a buffer. But he didn’t imagine the Lexus owner would agree. qxp 8/7/08 11:57 AM Page 30 Problem with these fancy new machines was all the shit you couldn’t see. Sensors and computer chips and whatnot.

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