|City of the Sun (2008) [Novel]|
by David Levien
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(From the publisher):
Jamie Gabriel gets on his bike before dawn to deliver newspapers in his surburban Indianapolis neighborhood. He is twelve years old. Somewhere in route, as the October sky lightens, he vanishes without a trace.
Fourteen months later, Paul and Carol Gabriel are on the verge of abandoning all hope. Crushed by frustrating dead ends and exhausted by a police force that cannot (or will not)find their son, The Gabriels finally stumble upon a name-an elusive private investigator who may represent their last chance for answers.
Frank Behr is an enigmatic mountain of a man, a former cop who is reluctant to help-he knows better than to promise the Grabriels a good result. But Pual's plea for closure stirs up old personal demons that Behr can no longer ingnor. Going against everything he fears, Behr enters into an uneasy partnership with Paul on a quest for the truth that is, in turn, dangerous...and haunting.
Richly textured and crackling with suspense and veracity on every page,"City of the Sun" weaves a moody narrative that hinges on the bond between a damaged detective and a lost father. From the anteseptic comforts of surburban Indianapolis to the city's steamy underworld, Frank Behr is a private investigator as complex, idiosyncratic and sympathetic as any in modern crime fiction. David Levien masterfully peels back the layers of his gripping story taking readers on an investigation like no other.
Original title: City of the Sun
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense