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Proving Ground

(The first book in the Lourdes Robles series)
A novel by


"Proving Ground is a startlingly powerful tale of lost lives and lost souls with a crackling crime drama at its core."
Reed Farrel Coleman

"Taut narration, spot-on dialogue, and sharply etched action sequences make this one a must read. I couldn't put the sucker down."
Stephen King

"A beautifully written and relentlessly exciting thriller."
Dennis Lehane

"Over the last 25 years Peter Blauner has proven to be a master of the urban darkside, his crime novels suffused with a knowing compassion for the bottom dogs who live in the Minotaur's maze that is New York City. Proving Ground is one of his finest efforts. "
Richard Price

Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories.

But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father's death. Though truth be told, the list of people - cops and criminals - who wanted David Dresden out of the way is long. The search for answers leads Natty and Lourdes into an urban labyrinth where they must confront each other - and the brutal truths that could destroy them both.

Proving Ground, New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner Peter Blauner's first audiobook in more than a decade, is a sweeping crime audiobook, an intricate story about the quest for redemption, and a vibrant portrait of contemporary New York City, all told in Blauner's singular voice.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Proving Ground: A Novel (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
ISBN: 1-250-11744-5 / 978-1-250-11744-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
ISBN: 1-250-11746-1 / 978-1-250-11746-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
ISBN: 1-4272-8592-6 / 978-1-4272-8592-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Proving Ground
Author(s): Peter Blauner
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

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