Last Rites

Last Rites

A Novel

Book - 1999 | 1st American ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Charlie Resnick becomes embroiled in an investigation into the disappearance of a convicted murderer, who abuptly vanishes while temporarily out of prison on compassionate leave to attend his mother's funeral

Blackwell North Amer
The wildfire spread of guns and drugs; violent outbreaks of gang warfare; festering corruption in the police department: It sounds like America's inner cities, but it's Nottingham, England. And it has local law enforcement tied up in knots.
So when an incarcerated murderer, temporarily released on compassionate leave, turns up at his mother's funeral and just as suddenly disappears, the local cops don't have a lot of time to spare for a manhunt. They did that job ten years ago when they put the killer away for life. Let the prison authorities run him to ground now.
But things aren't quite that simple. They never are when it comes to crime - or to affairs of the heart. And very soon, Inspector Resnick is tracking a killer who just may be up to his old tricks and knee-deep in the local drug wars.
Last Rites is a gritty, violent tale about modern-day cops and killers, but at its beating heart, it is about love: obsessive, familial, perverted, tender. It is about what we do in the name of love - and what love does to us.

Baker
& Taylor

In his final case, Charlie Resnick becomes embroiled in an investigation into the disappearance of a convicted murderer, who abruptly vanishes while temporarily out of prison on compassionate leave to attend his mother's funeral. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780805041507
0805041508
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 25 cm.

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ClaireM_W
Dec 04, 2013

If you have trouble remembering names, you'll want paper and pencil at hand to keep track of who's who. A very good read.

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