An Absence of Light: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 7, 2009 - Fiction - 572 pages
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“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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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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
29
Section 5
57
Section 6
71
Section 7
111
Section 8
133
Section 15
288
Section 16
305
Section 17
343
Section 18
346
Section 19
355
Section 20
382
Section 21
415
Section 22
421

Section 9
146
Section 10
163
Section 11
169
Section 12
180
Section 13
181
Section 14
265
Section 23
476
Section 24
525
Section 25
540
Section 26
549
Section 27
555
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About the author (2009)

David Lindsey is the author of many highly acclaimed novels, including In the Lake of the Moon, Mercy, Body of Truth, An Absence of Light, and Requiem for a Glass Heart. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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