The Guise of Another: Book summary and reviews of The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens

The Guise of Another

by Allen Eskens

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The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2015
    300 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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"Another great, dark, and brooding page-turner from Allen Eskens, with a tragic protagonist who will break your heart."

A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He's been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation.

But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for "James Putnam" for years. As his life spins out of control, Alexander's last hope may be his older brother, Max, a fellow police detective who steps in to try to save his brother from the carnage his investigation has let loose.

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"Starred Review. Elevating the story further are several unexpected turns down the homestretch, as well as several well-crafted characters who serve as examples of how good people can succumb to weakness. Readers looking for a new voice should pay attention to Eskens." - Publishers Weekly

"Eskens (The Life We Bury, 2014) has upped the pace and the stakes in his second novel but with less success." - Kirkus

"From the author ofthe highly praised debut The Life We Bury (2014), this is pulse-pounding crime fiction on the dark side." - Booklist

"Allen Eskens has conjured up a marvelously black spirit of a novel. It's a taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche. After each unexpected twist, you'll tell yourself things can't get any worse. And then they do." - Wiliam Kent Kreuger, New York Times–bestselling author of the Edgar Award–winning Ordinary Grace

"The talented Allen Eskens fulfills the rich promise of his Edgar-nominated debut with this chilling, dark, and sinister thriller. With precision and authority, Eskens's determined cop hero takes one intriguing clue - and pursues it into spiraling disaster. With a deadly surprise around every corner and a bleak undercurrent of noir-like dread, this book will haunt you." - Hank Phillipi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author of Truth Be Told

"Another great, dark, and brooding page-turner from Allen Eskens, with a tragic protagonist who will break your heart. Eskens's characters will haunt you long after you finish reading." - Michael Sears, award-winning author of the bestselling Jason Stafford series

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Allen Eskens

Allen Eskens is the author of The Life We Bury. He has been a criminal defense attorney for twenty years. He honed his creative writing skills through the MFA program at Minnesota State University as well as classes at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. He is a member of the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.

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