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The Lightning Rule

The Lightning Rule

(2006)
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They say lightning never strikes the same spot twice. Detective Martin Emmett is about to prove the exception to the rule.

It is the summer of 1967 and Newark, New Jersey is in the grip of a heat wave that is bringing the city's simmering racial tension to a boiling point. Banished to desk duty, his career on the line, the young detective is offered a chance at professional redemption if he can quickly and quietly solve the murder of a black teenage boy whose mutilated body has been found in a subway tunnel. The investigation leads Emmett to a terrible discovery: the dead boy is just one victim in a string of sadistic murders in which the killer uses his victims as prey in a twisted game of cat and mouse. As Emmett struggles to put together the pieces of the grisly crimes, the riots are unraveling the city. Newark is under siege and the killer has seized his next victim. While the riots engulf Newark, crippling the city with chaos and bringing the police force to its knees, Emmett must find the killer before the next hunt begins.

With The Lightning Rule, critically acclaimed author Brett Ellen Block returns with an explosive novel of suspense, politics, and racism. THE LIGHTNING RULE is a fierce story about the raging battle to restore morality to a city being attacked from within.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lightning Rule: A Novel
Author(s): Brett Ellen Block
ISBN: 0-06-052506-1 / 978-0-06-052506-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Lightning Rule
Author(s): Brett Ellen Block
ISBN: 0-06-052508-8 / 978-0-06-052508-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Lightning Rule
Author(s): Brett Ellen Block
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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