Lie in the Dark
Investigator Petric makes his living from the dead. Lately business has been slow. Condoned killing has displaced the crime of passion. His services with the civil police as a homicide investigator have been less in demand. Unluckily, one premeditated death does call for inquiry. It is no abused lover or distant sniper's victim, but a government official shot dead at close range -- the chief of the Interior Ministry's special police.
In a thriller that recalls the first excitement of Martin Cruz Smith's Moscow, author Dan Fesperman brilliantly renders the fragmented society and underworld of Sarajevo at war -- the freelancing gangsters, guilty bystanders, drop-in correspondents, the bureaucrats frightened for their jobs and for their very lives -- and weaves through this tom cityscape one man's desperate, deadly pursuit of the wrong people in the wrongest place.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - LibraryThing
This book is highly instructive about a war that occurred in recent years, it features some finely constructed characters and is written in competent style. I'm finding it hard to explain, even to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
Lie in the Dark is an interesting tale about life in war-torn Sarajevo and one police inspector's fight to win his own private war. In the beginning of the conflict Vlado Petrics's wife and infant ... Read full review