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Long Overdue

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"Relentless, brutal, and a great deal of fun, Jeff Ayers' LONG OVERDUE sets a blistering, real-time pace that left me breathless. If you thought you knew what goes on behind the scenes at a city library, be ready to be shocked. I read the entire book in one tense sitting. Not to be missed!" - James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God

"Imaginative and delightfully diabolical, LONG OVERDUE is a gruesome tale of murder and mayhem set in a very real public library. Jeff Ayers knows his subject cold, bringing a wicked eye to bear on the backbiting, bureaucracy, and vicious small-mindedness of the library setting, all brought into sharp relief by a series of ghastly murders. A terrific read!" - Douglas Preston, co-author of Two Graves and The Monster of Florence

"Jeff Ayers discovers intrigue and nonstop suspense in a setting that may at first seem unlikely, but in fact turns out to be fresh, original, and ingenious: a large public library. LONG OVERDUE centers on a workplace conspiracy of the sort I particularly love. It's a well-paced thriller tinged with black comedy, and I enjoyed it immensely." - Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Buried Secrets

"LONG OVERDUE is a tight, twisty tale that will leave you squirming in your seat and reaching for the lights. Jeff Ayers' stunning debut, set within the creepy confines of a public library, offers a welcome respite from typically interchangeable thriller plots and characters. Shelve this one under T for terrific." - Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong Rain Falling

A killer stalks habitual library abusers and exacts gruesome, yet fitting, revenge. Collection Development Librarian Nicholas Hardy is forced to cancel his vacation, and he soon learns of a major upheaval in library policy that effectively leaves him unemployed. A property-crimes police officer learns of another dead body with ties to thefts from the library. A connection between the killings and Hardy makes Hardy the prime suspect. When the real psychopath realizes that the police are getting close, he decides to implement his plan to cleanse the library once and for all. He releases a deadly nerve gas in the building and then takes the library director hostage. The final part of the criminal's plan will force Hardy to lead SWAT through a booby-trapped maze where death waits around every corner. It is up to Hardy to help rescue a man he hates from a madman he once considered his friend.

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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Long Overdue
Author(s): Jeff Ayers
ISBN: 1-62482-069-7 / 978-1-62482-069-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Long Overdue
Author(s): Jeff Ayers
Publisher: StoneGate Ink
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