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Black mountain. #2 / Laird Barron.

Barron, Laird, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library BAR (Text) 33500013063482 New Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site BAR (Text) 33500013063474 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735212893
  • ISBN: 0735212899
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnams' Sons, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Ex-mob enforcer Isaiah Coledrige has hung out a shingle as a private eye in New York's Hudson Valley, and in his newest case, a seemingly simple murder investigation leads him to the most terrifying enemy he has ever faced When a small-time criminal named Harold Lee turns up in the Ashokan reservoir--sans a heartbeat, head, or hands--the local Mafia capo hires Isaiah Coleridge to look into the matter. The Mob likes crime, but only the crime it controls...and as it turns out, Lee is the second independent contractor to meet a bad end on the business side of a serrated knife. One such death can be overlooked. Two makes a man wonder. A guy in Harold Lee's business would make his fair share of enemies, and it seems a likely case of pure revenge. But as Coledrige turns over more stones, he finds himself dragged into something deeper and more insidious than he could have imagined, in a labyrinthine case spanning decades. At the center are an heiress moonlighting as a cabaret dancer, a powerful corporation with high-placed connections, and a serial killer who may have been honing his skills since the Vietnam War...
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    *Starred Review* Isaiah Coleridge (introduced in Blood Standard, 2018) lives in a violent world. Once an enforcer for the Outfit, he's now a private eye in New York's Hudson Valley, and the only thing worse than the world around him is his terrifying dream life, often featuring the men who influenced him: his Maori maternal grandfather, his father, and hit man emeritus Gene Kavanaugh, who tutored him in the fine art of murder. When local Mafia capo Marion Curtis hires Isaiah to investigate the murders of two men who worked for him, both killed with a serrated knife, the job becomes a nightmare-inducing quest centering on the Croatian, a legendary freelance serial killer fond of torture, who's reputed to have carried out hundreds of hits since the late 1970s. Finding links to Delia Labrador, daughter of the head of the multinational Zircon Corporation, who moonlights as cabaret dancer Midnight Star, Isaiah traces the killer through identity changes and a claim, from Curtis himself, that the Croatian had been killed years earlier. Coleridge is a large, unbelievably strong, scarred man—a thug, yes, but a thinking-person's thug—who may recover physically but still has to face his nights. Readers with a tolerance for violence will want to meet him. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laird Barron was born in Alaska, where he raised huskies and worked in the construction and fishing industries for much of his youth. He is the author of several short-story collections and two novels, and his work has also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. A multiple Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award nominee, he is also a three-time winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. Barron lives in Kingston, New York.

Subject: Private investigators > New York (State) > Fiction.
Serial murder investigation > Hudson Rivery Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) > Fiction.
Mafia > New York (State) > Fiction.
Organized crime > New York (State) > Fiction.
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) > Fiction.
Genre: Noir fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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