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A Dark and Broken Heart

R. J. Ellory

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1608-7
Trim Size: 5 3/8" x 8"
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The dark and twisted thriller from the author of the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels questions how long a man can truly escape judgment.

The “master of the genre” (Clive Cussler) R.J. Ellory pits his cunning anti-hero against East Harlem’s drug kingpin and the NYPD. Detective Vincent Madigan is a good cop―the only prob­lem is that he’s up to his neck in debt to Sandia, a notorious East Harlem drug lord. When Madigan devises a scheme to eliminate his debt by robbing Sandia and then repaying him with his own money, he thinks his heist is foolproof. But things go horribly wrong when Madigan is forced to kill his co-conspirators and a child is shot in the crossfire. Can he evade justice for his crimes, or will his own conscience be his final undoing? The ultimate story of self-loathing and unlikely redemption, A Dark and Broken Heart is a brutal and confronting read that will leave you reeling long after turning the final page.

“It doesn’t get much darker than this. Author R.J. Ellory is a master of crime fiction . . . [A Dark and Broken Heart] is by turns startling, humorous, shocking, violent and, in the end, starkly redemptive, but only to a point . . . Ellory is stunning, as always . . I recommend this newly published work of his, particularly if you like your noir dirty, grubby and pitch-black. Me? I loved every word.”
Book Reporter

“Noir fans will welcome Ellory's intricate take on a familiar theme―a morally compromised protagonist's desperate efforts to remain alive and redeem his soul.”
Publisher's Weekly

R.J. Ellory is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was Strand Magazine’s Thriller of the Year, shortlisted for the Barry Award, and a finalist for the SIBA Award. He is also the author of City of Lies, Candlemoth, A Quiet Vendetta, The Anniversary Man, A Simple Act of Violence, and the e-book original series Three Days in Chicagoland.

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