Lie in the Dark

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SOHO, 1999 - Fiction - 282 pages
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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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Review: Lie In The Dark (Vlado Petric #1)

User Review  - Lois - Goodreads

This is an amazing book on so many levels... a cracking detective story, a fascinating insight into life in Sarajevo at its most dangerous, and an emotionally involving story of family love. It's a ... Read full review

Review: Lie In The Dark (Vlado Petric #1)

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Loved this book. Fascinating location, time and protagonist... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Dan Fesperman is a journalist for The Baltimore Sun.

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