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Lamentation by Joe Clifford

Lamentation

by Joe Clifford

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  • Oct 2014
    201 pages
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In a frigid New Hampshire winter, Jay Porter is trying to eke out a living and maintain some semblance of a relationship with his former girlfriend and their two-year-old son.  When he receives an urgent call that Chris, his drug-addicted brother, is being questioned by the sheriff about his missing junkie business partner, Jay feels obliged to come to his rescue.  After Jay negotiates his brother's release from the county jail, Chris disappears into the night. 

As Jay begins to search for him, he is plunged into a cauldron of ugly lies and long-kept secrets that could tear apart his small hometown and threaten the lives of Jay and all those he holds dear.  Powerful forces come into play that will stop at nothing until Chris is dead and the information he harbors is destroyed.

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"Starred Review. [Clifford] understands human potential for moral collapse and redemption, and his lean, gritty prose never lets characters or readers off the hook." - Publishers Weekly

"A taut thriller rendered in vivid prose, this book contains only a few surprises but builds a relentless, compelling momentum. Recommended for noir lovers and readers of novels set in New England." - Library Journal

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Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford writes from experience. He spent a decade on the streets before getting back on track to make writing his life. He is the award-winning author of Choice Cuts, Wake the Undertaker, and Junkie Love. Clifford lives in California with his wife, Justine, and their son.

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