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Title:
Thicker than water
Author:
Parrish, P. J.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Pub. Corp., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
380 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Pinnacle Books."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786014200
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Wait Is Over Louis Kincaid Is Back On a hot summer night in Florida, a beautiful young woman is brutally raped and murdered.a .a . Twenty years later, the man convicted of her slaying is released from prison--only days before another horrific crime is committed.a .a . Now, Louis Kincaid must follow a trail of death that connects a decades-old case with a new murder--and leads him into a web of secrets and lies surrounding a twisted killer. As one sweltering day melts into the next, the scent of blood hangs thick in the air.a .a . Praise for the novels of P. J. Parrish"Dead Of Winter is a wild ride with a really fine writer." --John Sandford "A deft, fast-paced plot, knowledgeable writing on police procedures and an interesting lead character propel you through the book." --Miami Herald "Fast paced.a .a .well-conceived."--Chicago Tribune "Full of intrigue and edge-of-the-seat suspense." --Michael Connelly


Author Notes

P.J. Parrish has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, arts reviewer, blackjack dealer, and personnel director in a Mississippi casino. The Edgar-nominated author currently resides in Southaven, Mississippi, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is married with three children, three grandchildren and five cats. P.J. Parrish is currently at work on the next Louis Kincaid thriller.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

After being ousted from the police force in Parrish's previous thriller, Paint It Black, 27-year-old Louis Kincaid retreats to Captiva Island, a sleepy Florida beach town, only to get caught up in another murder investigation. This time around, however, Louis, now a PI, finds himself helping rather than handcuffing a convicted murderer. Though Louis still sees the world through jaded "cop eyes," he agrees to aid Jack Cade, a poor gardener who has just finished serving a 20-year sentence for the rape and murder of a teenage girl. Now Cade faces charges of murdering the lawyer who represented him in that case. An encounter with Cade's family brings back Louis's memories of his own foster childhood and turns his interest in the case into an obsession. Meanwhile, Cade's defense attorney, Susan Outlaw, strikes up an intimate relationship with Louis and helps him come to terms with his changing identity. As the novel unfolds, a tangled web emerges in which the innocent are not always good and the guilty hide behind walls of wealth. Crisp prose and evocative descriptions of southern Florida set the tone for this grim mystery, but it's the story's sympathetic characters and sudden twists that will leave readers hungering for more. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved