The Blade Itself

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Penguin Adult, Apr 3, 2008 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Evan and Danny were as close as brothers. But when a robbery on a pawnshop goes wrong, Evan is caught and gaoled. Shocked into clarity, Danny, his accomplice, flees the scene . . .

Seven years later and Danny has turned his life around. He's turned his back on crime and is now the manager of a successful construction company. Then Evan is released, and he wants the debt for his silence repaid. He wants Danny to join him on one last job . . .

Brutalised and desperate, Evan holds all the cards. At every turn, Danny tries to do the right thing, but with terrible inevitability, every decision seems to push him ever deeper into trouble. Until, with no one to turn to, Evan fears for all he holds dear. And his life itself . . .

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South Chicago natives Danny Carter and Evan McGann were young partners in crime until one fateful robbery-gone-bad sent Evan to prison for seven years. Danny walked away, managing to convince himself ... Read full review

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Marcus Sakeyis the award-winning author of five novels, including No Turning Back and Good People(both of which are in development as feature films) and The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes.

He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

Marcus Sakey is an award-winning copywriter who lives in Chicago. While writing The Blade Itself, he shadowed homicide detectives, toured the morgue, and learned to pick a deadbolt in sixty seconds

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