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The Deep Dark Descending

(2017)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.

On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Eskens has conjured up a marvelously black spirit of a novel. It's a taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche. After each unexpected twist, you'll tell yourself things can't get any worse. And then they do." - William Kent Krueger

"The talented Allen Eskens fulfills the rich promise of his Edgar(R)-nominated debut with this chilling, dark, and sinister thriller. With precision and authority, Eskens's determined cop hero takes one intriguing clue--and pursues it into spiraling disaster. With a deadly surprise around every corner and a bleak undercurrent of noir-like dread, this book will haunt you." - Hank Phillippi Ryan

"Another great, dark, and brooding page-turner from Allen Eskens, with a tragic protagonist who will break your heart. Eskens's characters will haunt you long after you finish reading." - Michael Sears


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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-63388-355-8 / 978-1-63388-355-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
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October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-5414-0347-9 / 978-1-5414-0347-5
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
ISBN: 1-5414-5347-6 / 978-1-5414-5347-0
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Deep Dark Descending
Author(s): Allen Eskens
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU