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- ISBN: 1402798121
- ISBN: 9781402798122
347 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Silver Oak, c2012.
|Summary, etc.:||The two Minnesota towns couldn't be more different: in affluent Barron, a powerful and secretive scientific research corporation enriches its residents, while downriver in blue-collar St. Croix, victims of that company's carcinogenic waste struggle to survive. The bad blood between the communities escalates into open warfare when the beautiful Ashlynn, daughter of the corporation's president, is found shot dead--and a St. Croix girl, Olivia Hawk, is accused of the crime. Olivia's father, Christopher, a Minneapolis lawyer, comes to defend his daughter and uncovers some ugly truths that endanger the residents of both towns.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 June #1
*Starred Review* Suspense doesn't get more excruciating than this. Here's the opener: a high-school girl is sitting on a playground swing in the center of a Minnesota ghost town, her car broken down and her cell phone without power, trying to figure out what to do. After awhile, two figures move toward her. They have not come to help. From this oxygen-depriving start, Freeman keeps building the psychological tension, both in raw scenes and in the ways he hints at and layers his characters' defenses and motivations. He pits the residents of two southwestern Minnesota towns against each other. One town is home to a thriving chemical research plant; the other, downstream, is the center of a cancer cluster (five girls have died from leukemia in a couple of years). This town's residents blame the company for dumping toxic chemicals in the river. Tensions finally result in a murder. Minneapolis lawyer Chris Hawk returns home to defend his daughter against murder charges that seem rock solid. Part of the suspense in this fine-tuned tale is watching Hawk plow forward in his daughter's defense while we remain unsure whether he is a truth-seeker, or is tricking himself into believing his child's protestations of innocence. Reading this novel is like walking a tightrope in a high wind. Don't miss it. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Often likened to Harlan Coben and David Baldacci, award-winning author Brian Freeman is an internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and translated into 20 languages. Brian's debut thriller, Immoral, won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. Since then, each subsequent novel has been published to similar acclaim. Freeman lives and writes in his native state of Minnesota.
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