The Unwilling

A Novel

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Publisher Description

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER

“We the unwilling, led by the unqualified to kill the unfortunate, die for the ungrateful.” —Unknown Soldier


Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul in New York Times bestselling author John Hart's singular style.

Gibby's older brothers have already been to war. One died there. The other came back misunderstood and hard, a decorated killer now freshly released from a three-year stint in prison.

Jason won't speak of the war or of his time behind bars, but he wants a relationship with the younger brother he hasn't known for years. Determined to make that connection, he coaxes Gibby into a day at the lake: long hours of sunshine and whisky and older women.

But the day turns ugly when the four encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road. Beautiful but drunk, one of the women taunts the prisoners, leading to a riot on the bus. The woman finds it funny in the moment, but is savagely murdered soon after.

Given his violent history, suspicion turns first to Jason; but when the second woman is kidnapped, the police suspect Gibby, too. Determined to prove Jason innocent, Gibby must avoid the cops and dive deep into his brother's hidden life, a dark world of heroin, guns and outlaw motorcycle gangs.

What he discovers there is a truth more disturbing than he could have imagined: not just the identity of the killer and the reasons for Tyra's murder, but the forces that shaped his brother in Vietnam, the reason he was framed, and why the most dangerous man alive wants him back in prison.

This is crime fiction at its most raw, an exploration of family and the past, of prison and war and the indelible marks they leave.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
February 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

jmulholl ,

I could not put it down

I forgot that I’d pr-ordered The Unvilling and stumbled on it in my iBook library. I couldn’t put it down, there was nothing predictable about it. I fell in love with the characters. Hart is a fabulous writer of suspense and he proved once again he’s a master of the craaft. The Unwilling is also a wonderful tribute to Hugh Thompson Jr., who stopped and reported the My Lai Massacre and a reminder of how traumatizing serving in compat can be.

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