"A Welcome Grave", the third novel featuring Cleveland private investigator Lincoln Perry, begins with murder. Once a rising star on the police force, Perry ended his career when he left one of the city's prominent attorneys, Alex Jefferson, bleeding in the parking lot of his country club - retribution for his affair with Perry's fiancee. Now Jefferson is dead, the victim of a brutal murder, and his widow has called upon Perry for a favour he knows he shouldn't accept but can't turn down: to find Jefferson's estranged son, partial beneficiary of the dead man's fortune. The case is simple enough, a routine "locate." The encounter should be simple, too, a brief exchange of information and maybe an empty condolence before Perry gets back into his truck and returns to Ohio. Instead, he's loaded into a police car and taken to a rural jail while Jefferson's son is zipped into a body bag. Perry soon learns that Jefferson's millions are the target of a thirst for revenge that hasn't been satisfied by blood. As a pair of deadly assailants push deep into the investigator's life, they bring with them police from two states who are determined to see Perry in Jail.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Michael Koryta's novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of 21.
The chilling thriller SO COLD THE RIVER, to be published in hardback by Hodder and Stoughton on 2 September 2010, is Michael Koryta's first book to be published in the UK. His previous work has been published in the US and translated into 19 languages. Koryta's books appeal to fans of Dean Koontz, Michael Marshall, Joe Hill and Stephen King.