By William Lashner
It capability anything to be a shopper. It ability he will get my loyalty, even if he merits it or no longer. It capability he will get my very best for the cost of an hourly price. It skill in an international the place each person has became opposed to him there's one one that will struggle by way of his facet for so long as there's a conflict to be fought.
Author of the acclaimed novels Fatal Flaw, Bitter Truth, and Hostile Witness, bestselling author William Lashner crafts darkish, witty, engrossing stories of suspense concerning some of the most interesting characters of contemporary well known fiction: Victor Carl.
A safeguard lawyer who lives his existence in colours of grey, Victor Carl fights all of the correct fights for all of the improper purposes. With a failing felony perform, a dead-end love existence, a pile of unpaid site visitors tickets, and a expertise for blending it up in tricky working-class bars and sparring with obstinate police officers, Victor skates at the razor's fringe of criminal ethics looking for the straightforward dollar. however the one absolute in Victor's lifestyles is loyalty, specifically to a client—even if he occurs to be lifeless. Like Joey Cheaps, a no-account who takes a knife to the throat down at the waterfront, yet now not ahead of he stocks along with his legal professional his half in a poor crime.
With his consumer murdered, Victor needs to look for a killer. yet fixing the crime capacity investigating the darkest spot in Joey Cheaps's misspent formative years, sending Victor on a twisting trip that results in a lacking suitcase crammed with funds, pictures of a mysterious bare girl, and a ultimate courtroom justice with a mystery to conceal. And most deadly of all, Victor steps into the crosshairs of a vengeful enemy with a earlier jam-packed with discomfort and a style for blood.
As exciting because it is darkly evocative, Past Due is a wonderful story of crime and justice that takes the intrepid Victor Carl into terrific new territory and confirms William Lashner's position one of the best suspense writers of our time.