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No good deed goes unpunished in the fourth Zack Walker mystery thriller from Barclay, which finds the newspaper reporter, family man and very reluctant hero just settling back into a semblance of middle-class normalcy after his last adventure (2006's Lone Wolf). That all changes when Zack tries to help good friend, former neighbor and professional dominatrix Trixie Snelling dissuade local tabloid reporter Martin Benson from running a story on her and her business. Not long after Zack tries, unsuccessfully, to persuade Martin to pull the story, Martin turns up dead, tied to a rack with his throat slit, in Trixie's bondage basement—and Trixie, the prime suspect, has disappeared. Zack sets off in search of answers, following a path deep into Trixie's troubled, violent past that could cost him his job, his family and his life. Barclay has a fine ear for dialogue, especially in scenes with Zack and his family, and his expert blend of humor and suspense make this a well-constructed, often witty mystery that's sure to please. (May)
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Linwood Barclay is a columnist for the Toronto Star. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Stone Rain and Lone Wolf. He lives near Toronto with his wife and has two grown children.See all Product Description
Linwood Barclay never lets you put his books down, the tales are gripping and so believable, no super man acts.Published 18 months ago by Anthony Gittens
Zack & Trixie blends well once again Following or trying to locate Miranda kept the story interesting kept me on hold till the endingPublished on March 16 2013 by Anne Debaie
Never disappointed with Linwood Barclay. Good paced page turner. Makes a great beach read. Couldn't read quickly enough for line up of others waiting for it.Published on Jan. 22 2013 by riddlawise