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The Blade Itself


In the poor neighbourhood where he grew up, you were only as strong as the reputation you built. Danny and his best friend Evan built theirs turning ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Amazing debut literary thriller

by greebs on Jun 22, 2008

In the style of a Dennis Lehane or George Pelecanos, Marcus Sakey writes an amazing, captivating thriller set in Chicago. Seven years after a childhood crime went horribly wrong, Danny Carter finds his former friend turned inmate back in the neighborhood with a score to settle. The story is both gripping and clever, and Sakey does an amazing job making almost every scene incredibly tense, yet never feels manipulative. I can't wait to read the next book by Sakey, and I recommend this one whole heartedly.

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