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Risk

A Novel

by Colin Harrison

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  • Published in USA  Sep 2009
    192 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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George Young never thought of himself as a detective, but that's pretty much his vocation - an attorney for a top insurance firm, it’s his job to pin down suspicious claims. But Mrs. Corbett, the rich, eccentric wife of the firm's founder, has it in mind to put George’s skills to a peculiar assignment. With only a few months to live, her one desire is to know the true circumstance of her son Roger's violent death. George's investigation leads him to Roger's mistress, a cagy Czech hand model named Eliska, whose motives for latching on to Mrs. Corbett's son may have gotten him killed.

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"Harrison...telegraphs the final reveal early on, but the colorful narrative voice will leave many readers wishing for more." - Publishers Weekly

"The story, even with its internal psychological emphasis, clips along, with searing cameos of Manhattanites; it should appeal to readers of Patrick McGrath." - Library Journal

"Harrison delivers a crime novel as gritty and electric as New York City itself." - Booklist

"If this fast-paced, surprisingly reflective yarn doesn't measure up to Harrison's more ambitious thrillers, it's well worth its price and length." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Colin Harrison Author Biography

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Colin Harrison is the author of five novels, including the international bestseller Manhattan Nocturne. He worked at Harper's magazine for twelve years, the last six of which he served as deputy editor. Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Scribner, he is interested in current events, culture, politics, history, memoir, sports, science, crime, investigative reporting, and fiction.

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