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St. Louis Police Lt. George Hastings is loyal to the people under his command. When they’re right, he backs them all the way. Sometimes it gets him in trouble. So after a round of butting heads with the top brass, Hastings and his team catch a lousy detail—keeping an eye on Senator Alan Preston, a political star looking to storm the national stage in the upcoming presidential elections.
There’s only one problem with Preston’s plans. It seems that John Reese, a veteran and former CIA agent whom Preston prosecuted while a U.S. Attorney, has escaped from prison and may be looking to settle the score. Preston won’t reveal any details. All he’ll say is that Reese is a traitor who should’ve been executed a long time ago. But as Hastings guards the senator, he uncovers a much different story about Reese, one that isn’t as cut-and-dried as Preston would like everyone to believe, one that would give a man like Reese plenty of reason to want revenge at any cost.
As Hastings races to stop Reese, he quickly finds that he’s not the only one hunting this most dangerous prey and that Reese isn’t the only one caught in the crosshairs of politicians and professional killers in The Silent Places, another pulse-pounding read from James Patrick Hunt.
Praise for The Silent Places
“Hunt's fourth George Hastings title is an exciting, action-packed tale. Hunt, a practicing attorney, stays away from the courtroom and focuses on the gritty reality of police work in a big city... Readers who like Michael Connelly's early books will especially appreciate.” --Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for James Patrick Hunt
“Hunt’s nail-biting storytelling keeps readers in its grip until the end. For those who like John Sandford and remember David L. Lindsey’s Houston homicide detective Stuart Haydon.” —Library Journal on The Assailant
“Hunt unspools this gripping plot at breakneck speed. Not a word seems wasted, whether in breathtaking action sequences or in backstory sketches of the book’s various players.” —The Wall Street Journal on Goodbye Sister Disco
“The superbly drawn characters in this mix of thriller and police procedural would do Joseph Wambaugh or Michael Connelly proud. . . . Another fine piece of work.” --Booklist (starred review) on Goodbye Sister Disco
“Hunt’s roller coaster of a crime thriller has it all—great characters, plenty of action, and a nail-biting ending. For fans of police procedurals.” —Library Journal (starred review) on Goodbye Sister Disco
“Compares favorably to Elmore Leonard’s early urban crime novels. His protagonists are intelligent, self-aware, and capable of swift, harsh action. And no one is better at capturing the flirty-but-keep-your-distance banter between the sexes. Tracy and Hepburn got nothin’ on this guy. Plan ahead and clear a shelf for James Patrick Hunt. He’s the real deal.” —Booklist on TheBetrayers