From the author of the acclaimed thriller novels Jack Wakes Up
and Young Junius
comes In Broad Daylight
, a taut psychological whodunnit with Stieg Larsson's intrigue and Karin Slaughter's raw insights on strange communities.
FBI agent Jess Harding treks back to Anchorage to hunt down a sadistic killer who's reemerged from a five-year hiatus--a killer who has already slipped her grasp once before. The endless days of an Alaskan summer can't thwart the fiend's plans as he slashes his way through the rural community, where everyone knows your name and always distrusts the outside. With the help of Oscar Linstrom, an old colleague who wants to be more than friends, Jess attempts to immerse herself in the area's culture, leading her to a strange rural village inhabited by Russian Old Believers hell-bent on protecting their way of life. Even the locals are outsiders to the Old Believers, and Jess needs a safehaven in the glare of daylight because a blood-stained message left at the scene of the most recent murder says Jess is no longer the hunter--but the hunted.
Seth Harwood, named a Best of 2010 author by George Pelecanos, returns with this terrifying daydream of an expansive Great North that offers no place to hide.
About the Author
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Seth Harwood has been a commodities floor trading clerk, bartender, high school teacher, creative writing instructor, English teacher, and rare book cataloguer. He grew up playing basketball, then went on to DJ for his college radio station at Washington University, before attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he earned an MFA in fiction writing. The author of Jack Wakes Up, This Is Life–A Jack Palms Novel, A Long Way from Disney, and Young Junius—and named a Best of 2010 author by George Pelecanos—Harwood makes his home in San Francisco, where he teaches creative writing and English at City College of San Francisco and Stanford.