It's a case of wrong time, wrong place. A woman is shot dead on the L-platform in Southport; minutes later another commuter is taken out by a sniper on the L-train on the corner of Lake and Wabash. And Michael Kelly, cynical Chicago cop turned private investigator, just happens to be on the scene when all hell breaks loose. Kelly is hired under ...
It's a case of wrong time, wrong place. A woman is shot dead on the L-platform in Southport; minutes later another commuter is taken out by a sniper on the L-train on the corner of Lake and Wabash. And Michael Kelly, cynical Chicago cop turned private investigator, just happens to be on the scene when all hell breaks loose. Kelly is hired under the table by Mayor Wilson to find the killer before he can attack again. His involvement is strictly unofficial as the FBI are already muscling in, headed by a pushy female agent, Katherine Lawson. He teams up with tough-talking cop Rodriguez and a keen cyber-hacker called Hubert to piece together the hard evidence and random hunches. The situation isn't helped by the fact that the killer keeps calling Kelly on his cell Everything seems to lead back to an L-train accident that happened back in 1980. As Kelly gets nearer to the truth, his instincts lead him to an old retired cop, a shady train company, the city's cynical cardinal and an abandoned highrise project in Southport, where the echoing warren of gang tunnels could be hiding anything. And to make things worse, his federal judge girlfriend Rachel is about to get involved. Michael Harvey's third Michael Kelly novel is stylish, testosterone-filled crime thriller that packs a punch and confirms his place in the ranks of Chandler and Grisham.
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first book i've read of Harvey's. Have ordered and received first two, which may lead into The Third Rail. Maybe similar in nature to Lehane's writing. Enjoyed it a lot. Never get to read much about Chicago.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-02-01 A series of terrifying crimes threatens to paralyze Chicago in Harvey's stellar third novel featuring Chicago PI Michael Kelly (after The Chicago Way and The Fifth Floor). First, a gunman executes two people, apparently at random at different locations, while they ride the T, the city's elevated railway. Next, the sniper shoots at commuters on Lake Shore Drive, killing three people while missing Kelly's girlfriend, judge Rachel Swenson. Kelly suspects the shooter has an accomplice, a theory dismissed by official law enforcement. The hard-boiled investigator, who at age nine survived a horrific subway accident at the site of one of the T murders 30 years earlier, wonders if there could be a link between that past tragedy and the current spree. The author deftly alternates between his hero's first-person perspective, and third-person accounts of the mindsets of the men Kelly seeks. Harvey stakes a persuasive claim as the pre-eminent contemporary voice of Chicago noir. 100,000 first printing; 8-city author tour. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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