By William Lashner
It capacity anything to be a consumer. It potential he will get my loyalty, no matter if he merits it or no longer. It capability he will get my very best for the cost of an hourly cost. It skill in an international the place everybody has became opposed to him there's one one that will struggle through his facet for so long as there's a conflict to be fought.
Author of the acclaimed novels Fatal Flaw, Bitter Truth, and Hostile Witness, bestselling author William Lashner crafts darkish, witty, engrossing stories of suspense related to probably the most interesting characters of recent well known fiction: Victor Carl.
A protection lawyer who lives his existence in colors of grey, Victor Carl fights all of the correct fights for all of the flawed purposes. With a failing criminal perform, a dead-end love existence, a pile of unpaid site visitors tickets, and a expertise for blending it up in tricky working-class bars and sparring with obstinate law enforcement officials, Victor skates at the razor's fringe of felony ethics looking for the straightforward dollar. however the one absolute in Victor's existence is loyalty, specially to a client—even if he occurs to be useless. Like Joey Cheaps, a no-account who takes a knife to the throat down at the waterfront, yet now not earlier than he stocks along with his legal professional his half in a poor crime.
With his buyer murdered, Victor needs to look for a killer. yet fixing the crime ability investigating the darkest spot in Joey Cheaps's misspent formative years, sending Victor on a twisting trip that ends up in a lacking suitcase crammed with funds, photos of a mysterious bare girl, and a splendid courtroom justice with a mystery to conceal. And most deadly of all, Victor steps into the crosshairs of a vengeful enemy with a earlier packed with discomfort and a flavor for blood.
As exciting because it is darkly evocative, Past Due is a wonderful story of crime and justice that takes the intrepid Victor Carl into amazing new territory and confirms William Lashner's position one of the most sensible suspense writers of our time.