Blind Man's Alley: A Novel by Justin Peacock

By Justin Peacock

From the writer of the Edgar Award--nominated felony mystery A therapy for Night, an bold and compulsively readable novel set within the cutthroat global of latest York genuine property.

A concrete ground 300 ft up within the Aurora Tower residence improvement in SoHo has collapsed, hurling 3 staff to their deaths. The developer, Roth homes (owned by means of the famously abrasive Simon Roth), faces an enormous tangle of felony difficulties, together with allegations of mob connections. Roth's longtime attorneys, the elite midtown legislation company of Blake and Wolcott, is assigned the duty of cleansing up the mess. a lot of the paintings lands at the plate of clever, cynical, and sea­soned affiliate Duncan Riley; for this reason, he falls into the pow­erful orbit of Leah Roth, the gorgeous daughter of Simon Roth and the particular heir of his genuine property empire.

Meanwhile, Riley pursues a doubtless small seasoned bono case during which he makes an attempt to prevent the eviction of Rafael Nazario and his grandmother from public housing within the wake of a pot bust. One evening Rafael is picked up and charged with the mur­der of the non-public protection cop who stuck him, a homicide that happened in one other arguable "mixed income" housing improvement being outfitted by means of . . . Roth homes. Duncan Riley is now strolling the knife fringe of criminal ethics and private morality.

Blind Man's Alley is a suspenseful and kaleidoscopic trip via a global the place the single rule is self- renovation. The New York instances booklet evaluate said of A medication for evening that "[Peacock] heads towards Scott Turow state . . . he's bought an excellent chance to make partner." This taut, topical, and socially alert mystery offers on that promise.

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