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'The writing throws sparks, and the ferocious plot peels back layer after layer of Frank's character as we - and he - find out how much of his humanity is still left' Tana French
'A gripping, authentic tale (the author is an ex-cop) of a man's journey into the heart of darkness that will appeal to fans of The Wire' Shortlist
He's a good detective... with a bad habit.
Frank Marr may be a decorated former cop and an excellent private investigator, but Washington DC doesn't know his dirty secret.
Frank has managed to keep his drug habit hidden. But after accidentally rescuing a kidnapped teenage girl, he's thrust into the spotlight.
Reluctantly, he agrees to investigate another - possibly connected - disappearance, all the time knowing that the heightened scrutiny may expose him...
The Second Girl is a raw, real and incredible thriller from a former DC Major Crimes detective.
PI Frank Marr, the narrator of this highly original noir from Swinson (A Detailed Man), has a big problem: he's a cocaine addict. When the former Washington, D.C., police detective breaks into a house in search of a stash he hopes to score, he finds Amanda Meyer, who can't be more than 15, chained to the floor in the bathroom. Instead of calling 911 or taking Amanda to the hospital, per standard police procedure, he delivers the girl to his sometime employer and lover, attorney Leslie Costello, who ensures that the teenager is reunited with her parents. Frank becomes a hero, and Leslie refers him to another set of parents seeking help in locating their missing daughter, 16-year-old Miriam Gregory. As he searches for Miriam, Frank must spin an ever-murkier web of lies to conceal his activities from his friends and the authorities. Frank constantly makes bad choices, and Swinson keeps the outcome in doubt to the end. He also does a fine job portraying the varied neighborhoods of contemporary Washington.