Briarpatch: A Novel
“America's best storyteller.” —The New York Times Book Review
From Edgar Award-winning author Ross Thomas comes Briarpatch, a thrilling mystery of one man’s personal mission to find justice for his family. Now, the basis for the USA Network television series executive produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.
A long-distance call from his small Texas hometown on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister Felicity—born on the same day exactly ten years apart—has died in a car bomb explosion. She was a homicide detective who had perhaps made one enemy too many over the course of her career.
Unwilling to let local law enforcement handle the investigation, Dill arrives in town that night to begin his dogged search for his sister’s killer. What he finds is no surprise to him as he begins to unravel town secrets, because Benjamin Dill is never surprised at what awful things people will do.
Featuring an Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block
Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - auntieknickers - LibraryThing
Ben Dill, who works for a Senate subcommittee in Washington, D.C., gets a phone call from the chief of homicide in his home town. His younger sister, a homicide detective, has been killed by a car ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehines - LibraryThing
The body count in this book really undermines the suspension of disbelief, and the sex scenes, while not of the notoriously (and humorously) bad sort, do really date the book a bit (still hearing the ... Read full review