The Canal

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Diversion Books, Apr 22, 2010 - Fiction - 173 pages
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For detective Joe Lombardi, when a body is discovered dangling beneath the Carroll Street Bridge, the first place he turns to for answers is the nearby canal. With its long history of pollution and neglect, the canal has gained a dubious reputation for ruining people's lives—Joe's included. But to Joe's younger partner, Alan D'Angelo, Joe is little more than a liability, a chain-smoking failure who stands in the way of a much-coveted promotion.

Determined to turn the occasion of their investigation to his favor, Alan vows to end Joe's career by beating him to the killer and currying favor with their new boss. But when it comes to the canal nothing is ever what it seems: as Joe and Alan set out to catch their killer, they're about to stumble across an unspeakable secret, one that's waiting for them just beneath the water's dark surface...
  

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User Review  - booksgaloreca - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was a basic detective story when I started reading with a very odd detective as the main character, but it soon turned into a creepy horror book. The characters were all a bit odd and the story was as well, but it is a fast engrossing read. Read full review

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I received this free ebook from Daniel Morris on LibraryThing's Member Giveaway. It's a good read with interesting twists, but not for the faint of heart. Daniel Morris has a talent for describing gore that makes you feel like you need to take a step back. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
20
Section 4
27
Section 5
28
Section 6
33
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2010)

Daniel Morris wrote The Canal while living in Brooklyn, New York, just a few blocks away from the Gowanus Canal – the actual canal upon which the novel is based. He has since returned to Los Angeles, where he was originally born and raised, and where he now writes movie trailers for a living. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, has worked in the field of automotive journalism, and co-authored the science fiction novel Andromeda: The Broken Places. Daniel blogs irregularly at his website:www.DanielMorris.info, and is currently writing a novel about time travel.

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