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A taut thriller that takes readers from the office suites of Manhattan to the tidy elegance of Sag Harbor and the rough-and-tumble western plains of Brazil.
“Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher should enjoy Jack Dana’s adventures.”—Publishers Weekly
Jack Dana, a star student at Yale, joins the military after 9/11—only to have sniper fire cut short his career as a Marine Corps infantry officer. While recovering at Walter Reed Hospital, he begins to write a novel about his wartime experience. Jack’s uncle Harry, a surrogate father to him, as well as a partner at a leading New York law firm, helps Jack secure a publisher.
Jack is thrilled when his book becomes a huge success, but after a celebratory trip to South America, Jack returns home to shocking news: Uncle Harry is dead, found hanged in his summer home. Horrified and incredulous, Jack digs into the facts surrounding the tragedy and comes to believe that his uncle’s death was no suicide. Delays of law are not for Jack, so he takes matters into his own hands—embarking on a dangerous journey of justice and revenge.
Look for all of Louis Begley’s gripping Jack Dana thrillers:
KILLER, COME HITHER • KILL AND BE KILLED • KILLER’S CHOICE
Jack Dana, the narrator of this uneven crime novel from National Book Award finalist Begley (About Schmidt), has it all. The "only child of a Harvard philosophy professor father and a flutist mother who played with a Boston-based chamber orchestra," he sets aside his plans for an academic career after Sept. 11, 2001, and joins the Marines. Wounded in Afghanistan, he writes a successful novel about his wartime experiences while recuperating. Later, Dana's beloved uncle, Harry, apparently kills himself in his Sag Harbor summer house. Harry's white-shoe law firm says he was suffering from dementia, but Dana quickly discovers the truth that Harry was murdered and decides to find out who did it and why. The trail leads to a ruthless and crooked billionaire and involves some interesting sleuthing, but the implausibly noble, effortlessly successful Dana becomes tiresome. Begley provides a window into a world of great privilege, but he offers few thrills.