An Absence of Light: A Novel
“A multilayered thriller that races to an explosive conclusion.”—People
Captain Marcus Graver, working out of the Houston P.D.’s Criminal Intelligence Division, has made a career of collecting other people’s secrets. But it takes a bullet to the brain of one of his own investigators to reveal the darkest secrets of all.
Officially the death of Arthur Tisler is a suicide. But Graver’s seen the files of Tisler’s last case and he refuses to bury his questions with the corpse. His instincts tell him that Tisler was onto something big—big enough to cost the investigator his life. And the more Graver digs, the more he’s convinced that the trail of corruption leads back to his own command.
Now he must do the most dangerous thing any cop can do: go outside the department. He must enter a shadowy labyrinth of lies and deception where he can trust no one, not even his closest friends and colleagues. And waiting at the center of the maze is a mysterious, sadistic genius, a pair of beautiful assassins, and a thread of clues that will lead to a dark rendezvous with the truth—and death.
“Relentlessly paced and adroitly imagined . . . sure to win [David] Lindsey numerous new fans—and thoroughly satisfy his current ones.”—Publishers Weekly
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AN ABSENCE OF LIGHTUser Review - Kirkus
The title of Lindsey's (Body of Truth, 1992) ambitious seventh novel refers to moral darkness in the Houston Police Department and in an international drug and arms operation that appears to have ... Read full review
An absence of lightUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
When a member of Houston's Police Intelligence Division turns up an apparent suicide, a chilling chain of events is triggered, unveiling the compromise of highly sensitive data, a sophisticated drug ... Read full review