A Bad Night's Sleep: Book summary and reviews of A Bad Night's Sleep by Michael Wiley

A Bad Night's Sleep

A Mystery

by Michael Wiley

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A Bad Night's Sleep by Michael Wiley
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  • Published Jun 2011
    272 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Working late-night surveillance at a luxury condominium development, Chicago private investigator Joe Kozmarski encounters a burglary crew. Two of the crew members show up in a police cruiser dressed in uniform. In the chaos that follows, Kozmarski shoots and kills one of the thieves, who, like the rest of the crew, is one of Chicago's Finest. And just like that Kozmarski finds he's in for many a bad night's sleep.

Kozmarski joins the burglary crew, working as an inside agent for his old friend Lieutenant Bill Gubman. Facing dangerous suspicions from both the criminal gang and the uncorrupted ranks of the police department, uncertain about who wishes to help him stay alive and who wishes to kill him, Kozmarski takes his wildest ride yet. A Bad Night's Sleep pushes full throttle through the streets of Chicago to a stunning conclusion.

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"Starred Review. Kozmarski, a well-developed flawed hero, would be right at home in a Chandler or Hammett novel. The relentless pacing makes the pages fly by, and the hard-edged prose is bracing." - Publishers Weekly

"In Michael Wiley's dark-souled detective, his cynical cops, his convincing story, we get a gripping classic PI novel, with this enormous bonus: this guy can WRITE. Clean, sharp, breathtaking prose." - S.J. Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author of On the Line

"This is top-notch P.I. reading. Wiley knows how to keep the fires stoked." - New York Times bestselling author John Lutz

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Michael Wiley

Michael Wiley is a winner of the PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition and was a Shamus Award finalist for his first novel, The Last Striptease. He lives with his family in northeast Florida. You can visit his website at http://www.michaelwileyonline.com/.

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