Black Water: A Merci Rayborn Novel

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Hachette Books, Feb 28, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Detective Merci Rayborn is back! From the bestselling, Edgar-nominated author comes a new novel crackling with murder, love, betrayal -- and marking the highly anticipated return of detective Merci Rayborn.

Welcome to a cat and mouse game that only bestselling novelist T. Jefferson Parker could script. A beautiful young woman is dead in the bathroom of her home. Her husband -- a promising young cop named Archie Wildcraft -- is shot in the head but still alive. It looks like an attempted murder/suicide, but something tells Detective Merci Rayborn that there's more to the story. When the suspect vanishes from his hospital bed, he draws Merci into a manhunt that leaves the entire department questioning her abilities and her judgment. Is Archie's flight the act of a ruined mind, or a faithful heart Is his account of the night his wife was murdered half-formed memory, or careful manipulation Merci and Wildcraft head for a collision in a dizzying succession of cryptic clues, terrifying secrets, and painful truths. This sharp new thriller will satisfy Parker fans across the country -- and leave first-time readers clamoring for more.

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Review: Black Water (Merci Rayborn #3)

User Review  - Thomas D Sinex - Goodreads

The trilogy finished strong... Read full review

Review: Black Water (Merci Rayborn #3)

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

#3 in the Merci Rayborn series. Merci Rayborn is an Orange County homicide detective and this was the final entry in a short-lived series that I wish had lasted longer. Merci Rayborn has caught the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

T. Jefferson Parker is the award-winning author of nine previous novels, including Silent Joe, The Blue Hour, and Red Light--which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best novel. He lives in Fallbrook, California.

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