Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming gangster film. Until real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralysed. Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just moments before the brutal hits. Now the feds and local police want him to talk. Mob enforcers want him silenced. And a mysterious blonde just wants him. Trapped in a town full of sinister secrets and deadly deceptions, Pellam fears that deal will imitate art, as the film shoot - and his life - race toward a breathtakingly bloody climax.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.
The author of twenty-five novels and two collections of short stories, he's been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His standalone thriller THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009, and Lincoln Rhyme thriller THE COLD MOON won a Grand prix from the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan.
He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony award and a Gumshoe Award. His book A MAIDEN'S GRAVE was made into an HBO movie starring James Gardner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel THE BONE COLLECTOR was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent books are THE BROKEN WINDOW, ROADSIDE CROSSES and THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND. And yes, the rumors are true, he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favourite soap opera, As the World Turns.
Readers can visit Jeffery Deaver's website at www.jefferydeaver.com.