Light Before Day
In West Hollywood, journalist Adam Murphy is abruptly fired while chasing a career-making story. A Marine pilot is killed when his helicopter spirals into the Pacific Ocean -- and Adam suspects the death was not accidental. Battling his own demons in a city of temptations, Adam pursues the truth alongside his new boss, a famous curmudgeonly mystery writer, and discovers more than he planned about his recently estranged lover, a string of murders of other young men -- and a conspiracy so extraordinary that it threatens his sanity and his life. With a talent for creating suspense-tinged fiction that is "chillingly perverse" (USA Today) and "vivid and intense" (The Boston Globe), Christopher Rice delivers a dark thriller of revenge and sexual obsession.
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LIGHT BEFORE DAYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Rice's third and best still bears the flaws of A Density of Souls (2000) and The Snow Garden (2002).The young author concocts a gay mystery in West Hollywood that has echoes of Chandler but none of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - flouncyninja - LibraryThing
A struggling journalist named Adam gets wrapped up in a horrific ring of deception, murder and greed as he searches for a lost flame that mysteriously disappeared. All the while a woman searches for ... Read full review