Bleedout

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Simon and Schuster, 2008 - Fiction - 526 pages
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Joan Brady's "action-packed, densely woven" (Publishers Weekly) novel is an ingeniously layered psychological thriller about a family corrupted by a violent death and the shadow of a complicated friendship.

The victim : An invincible attorney.

Hugh Freyl, the scion of the richest and most influential family in Springfield, Illinois, is found beaten to death in the library of his own law firm.

The suspect : A convicted killer.

David Marion, a young man from the inner city, is on parole. It was Freyl who, to the outrage of colleagues, family, and friends, orchestrated his release from prison. And it was Freyl who took David in as his protégé, giving him a second chance at life. Were Freyl's critics right to suspect David's murderous nature all along? Or was Freyl, a blind man who could always see the truth in others, not all he appeared to be? As David fights to prove his innocence, a twisted world of darkness and deception unfolds.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
22
Section 4
44
Section 5
57
Section 6
68
Section 7
79
Section 8
88
Section 23
316
Section 24
336
Section 25
350
Section 26
372
Section 27
408
Section 28
423
Section 29
438
Section 30
445

Section 9
103
Section 10
109
Section 11
115
Section 12
140
Section 13
155
Section 14
164
Section 15
178
Section 16
197
Section 17
224
Section 18
245
Section 19
255
Section 20
264
Section 21
288
Section 22
303
Section 31
460
Section 32
465
Section 33
481
Section 34
488
Section 35
496
Section 36
505
Section 37
506
Section 38
516
Section 39
517
Section 40
522
Section 41
527
Section 42
528
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About the author (2008)

Joan Brady was born in California and danced with New York City Ballet when she was in her twenties. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia University, Brady now lives in England where she is annbsp;author of short stories; articles; reviews; a highly acclaimed autobiography,The Unmaking of a Dancer, and a novel,Theory of War, for which she became the first woman (and first American) to win the Whitbreak Book of the Year Awardnbsp;in 1993. She is also the author of the best-selling novel,The - migr -, andDeath Comes for Peter Pan, a fictionalized account of an American medical scandal, both published in the U.K. In 2001, she represented England at the Centenary of the Nobel Peace Prize.nbsp;Brady published her first book with Simon & Schuster in 2005,nbsp;titledBleedout, in hardover and mass market paperback reprint.

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