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Hideout Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 16, 2011
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About the Author
KATHLEEN GEORGE is a professor of theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the author of Taken, Fallen, and Afterimage. The Odds, which was published in 2009, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. She and her husband live on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
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Just down the hill from Tom Jensen's cabin lives Addie Ward, an eighty-three year old widow who lives frugally, but appreciates every moment of her day, from her thriving vegetable garden to her home-cooked meals to the few friends that remain in Sugar Lake in the changing demographic of an ageing community. But there is nothing frugal about Addie's spirit, a generous and thoughtful woman who recently hired Jack Rutter for a day's wages as a handyman. Sensing a troubled but decent young man, Addie has no idea how deeply she will be drawn into the violence that follows the brothers everywhere. Though Ryan is undoubtedly George's "bad boy", Jack slips too easily into his wake, the bond of brotherhood often trumping decency and common sense.Read more ›
Pittsburgh night duty police detective Colleen Greer leads the hit and run homicide investigation. The victim is Allegany General cafeteria staff Joanna Navarro. Colleen's boss Commander Richard Christie joins her as she makes inquiries; also on the case are PPD Artie Dolan and John Potocki.
While Jack obtains handyman work from elderly neighbor Addie Ward, Ryan plots a robbery. When Tom arrives at his cabin, Ryan takes away his rifle and threatens to kill him and likewise Addie too. As law enforcement from the greater Pittsburgh area compete to capture the siblings, Ryan plans to blow away the two witnesses who can identify them.
This is a strong Pittsburgh police procedural (see The odds); as Jack steals the show from the cops and his psychopathic older brother with his obsessed need to protect Ryan, reversing their childhood. Fast-paced from the moment readers meet the brothers when Ryan's friend is rushed to the hospital to save his life from an overdose, fans will relish this psychological thriller as Jack knows right from wrong but defending Jack supersedes his moral barometer, which is constantly tested.
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Full disclosure: I'm a Pittsburgh native and loved reading a book with locations I know including areas north of the county where I used to work. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MaryAlice Meli
This second of a police procedural series featuring Pittsburgh Homicide Detective Colleen Greer revolves around two homeless brothers who kill a woman in a hit-and-run while... Read morePublished on May 10, 2014 by A. Ross
kinda slow as the characters were got lost in keeping track of who was who but just maybe I'm 73 and that could be it.. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by jack the wonderer