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Very Bad Men

A Novel

by Harry Dolan

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  • Published in USA  Jul 2011
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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David Loogan returns! Loogan is living in Ann Arbor with Detective Elizabeth Waishkey and her daughter, Sarah. He's settled into a quiet routine as editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets - until one day he finds a manuscript outside his door. It begins: "I killed Henry Kormoran."

Anthony Lark has drawn up a list of names - Terry Dawtrey, Sutton Bell, Henry Kormoran. To his eyes, the names glow red on the page. They move. They breathe. The three men on the list have little in common except that seventeen years ago they were involved in a notorious robbery. And now Anthony Lark is hunting them down, and he won't stop until every one of them is dead.

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"Relentless pacing, a wry sense of humor, and an engaging protagonist add up to another winner for Dolan." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Dolan mixes his pitches with an ace's judgment, steadily complicating Lark's quest while keeping the psychology of his characters considerably more plausible than in Loogan's equally baroque debut.The rare crime novel with something for everyone who reads crime fiction." - Kirkus Reviews

"...[S]o many thriller fans will be looking for this one." - Library Journal

"Dolan's plotting is just as astonishing as in his first book. His wry, dry dialogue is nearly as good, and his character names are the best in the business. But his stories require strong suspension of disbelief." - Booklist

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Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan
A thrilling story with strong characters. Logan, editor of Grey Streets, is at times amusing and at times brash, his girlfriend, she of the glass beads, is a detective who is called to investigate a dead body at the same time Logan receives a manuscript detailing the murder. A lot of suspense, twists and turns as they try to figure out the perpetrator of the crimes. Good read for all suspense aficionados. This is Harry Dolan's 2nd book.

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Harry Dolan

Harry Dolan is the author of the national bestseller Bad Things Happen. He graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and studied fiction writing with the novelist Frederick Busch. A native of Rome, New York, he now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit him online at www.harrydolan.com.

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