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Sunrise Highway


Sunrise Highway

LA Times bestseller!

"Peter Blauner has created one of the most memorable psychopaths since Hannibal Lecter."
   —The Washington Post

"First rate suspense."
   —Stephen King

"What James Ellroy did to L.A. in L.A. Confidential, Peter Blauner does to L.I. in his new thriller, Sunrise Highway."

"Excellent.... an action-packed and plot twist-laden thriller.... this is a page-turner of the highest order."
   —Publishers Weekly (Starred)

In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as Joey T. from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, Joey T. has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer.

That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in...

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"The prose is economical and precise, the setting well drawn and the characters real enough to give you a chill the next time you cruise past a police car.... worth waiting for."
   —Associated Press

"Blauner excels with strong, realistic characters, believable police work, and smart, propulsive dialogue. A highly readable and unnervingly close-to-home view of power in the service of evil."
   —Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

"Peter Blauner has crafted a sumptuously elegant tale that’s the best dark thriller this side of James Ellroy as channeled through the classic film noir Chinatown or HBO’s sterling first season of True Detective..."
   —Providence Journal

Proving Ground

Proving Ground

Now available in trade paperback

"Exceptional...Blauner's characters are complex and his prose is as impressive as his plot. His gritty portrayal of urban crime recalls the work of Richard Price and Dennis Lehane..."
   —The Washington Post

"Powerfully real."
   —The New York Times

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