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Give Up the Dead

(2017)
(The third book in the Jay Porter series)
A novel by

 
 
2018 Anthony Award Nominee

The American Dream is great as long as you don't wake up.

Three years have passed since estate-clearing handyman Jay Porter almost lost his life following a devastating accident on the thin ice of Echo Lake. His investigative work uncovering a kids-for-cash scandal may have made his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire, a safer place, but nothing comes without a price. The traumatic, uncredited events cost Jay his wife and his son, and left him with a permanent leg injury. Jay is just putting his life back together when a mysterious stranger stops by with an offer too good to be true: a large sum of cash in exchange for finding a missing teenage boy who may have been abducted by a radical recovery group in the northern New Hampshire wilds. Skeptical of gift horses and weary of reenlisting in the local drug war, Jay passes on the offer. The next day his boss is found beaten and left for dead, painting Jay the main suspect. As clues begin to tie the two cases together, Jay finds himself back on the job and back in the line of fire.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Joe Clifford is an underground star. Give Up The Dead should finally expose his star to the light. Jay Porter is a hard-bitten and hard-boiled loner who manages to make you root for him and all the world's underdogs." - Reed Farrel Coleman

"Noir fiction has fresh blood in Joe Clifford. The three dimensional characters in Give Up the Dead take readers by the hand and throat and don t let go until the final shocking pages. Fans of gritty, twisty mysteries--add this book to your shelves." - Eileen Cook

"Joe Clifford writes the kind of books that I love to read, mysteries that not only make you think, but make you feel." - Allen Eskens

"Joe Clifford's propulsive third installment starring Jay Porter, a flawed but surprisingly thoughtful and self-aware protagonist, kept me turning the pages long into the night." - Jennifer Hillier


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Used availability for Joe Clifford's Give Up the Dead

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel (The Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Joe Clifford
ISBN: 1-60809-204-6 / 978-1-60809-204-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel (3) (The Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Joe Clifford
ISBN: 1-60809-296-8 / 978-1-60809-296-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel
Author(s): Joe Clifford
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


December 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel
Author(s): Joe Clifford
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel
Author(s): Joe Clifford
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel
Author(s): Joe Clifford
Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Give Up the Dead: A Jay Porter Novel (The Jay Porter Series Book 3)
Author(s): Joe Clifford
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU