Black Mountain Black Mountain
Book 2 - An Isaiah Coleridge Novel

Black Mountain

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Publisher Description

Ex-mob enforcer Isaiah Coledrige has hung out a shingle as a private eye in New York's Hudson Valley, and in his newest case, a seemingly simple murder investigation leads him to the most terrifying enemy he has ever faced

When a small-time criminal named Harold Lee turns up in the Ashokan reservoir--sans a heartbeat, head, or hands--the local mafia capo hires Isaiah Coleridge to look into the matter. The mob likes crime, but only the crime it controls . . . and as it turns out, Lee is the second independent contractor to meet a bad end on the business side of a serrated knife. One such death can be overlooked. Two makes a man wonder.

A guy in Harold Lee's business would make his fair share of enemies, and it seems a likely case of pure revenge. But as Coledrige turns over more stones, he finds himself dragged into something deeper and more insidious than he could have imagined, in a labyrinthine case spanning decades. At the center are an heiress moonlighting as a cabaret dancer, a powerful corporation with high-placed connections, and a serial killer who may have been honing his skills since the Vietnam War. . .

A twisty, action-packed follow-up to the acclaimed Blood Standard, Black Mountain cements Laird Barron as an inventive and remarkable voice in crime fiction.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
7 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Group USA Inc.
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

rhitc ,

Back in black

I wrote glowingly about this Alaskan author’s first venture into crime fiction, Blood Standard (2018), and looked forward to the further adventures of Isiah Coleridge, a half-Maori mob enforcer from snowy northern climes turned private detective in rural New York.
Mr Barron has stuck to the hard boiled formula: fast pace, snappy dialogue, laconic hero prone to violence, a feisty female or two, and the obligatory plot twists.
I want to say he nailed it, which he did technically, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first one. Maybe I needed a longer interval between doses.

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