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Envy the Night

(2008)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In this first stand-alone novel from the critically acclaimed Edgar Award-finalist, Michael Koryta fulfills his early promise with a dark and mature novel of a young man trying to escape his past.

It has been seven years since Frank Temple III joined the rest of the world in learning his father's bloody secret: The U.S. marshal maintained a covert career as a contract killer, a double-life that ended in suicide to avoid prosecution and prison.

The shocking revelation triggered years of anonymous drifting for Frank, time spent running from his legacy and struggling to believe that the father he'd loved so dearly was entirely in the wrong. After all, the victims hadn't been innocents. And Devin Matteson, the man who'd lured his father into the killing game only to later give him up to the FBI, is probably the darkest of the lot. Those are troubling thoughts, and Frank tries to stay away from them. But when an old family friend calls to say that Matteson is returning to the isolated Wisconsin lake that was once sacred ground for their families, it's a homecoming Frank knows he can't allow.

His arrival in town reveals a situation far from the expected, though.

While Matteson is nowhere to be found, his old cabin is indeed occupied---by a strange, beautiful woman and a nervous man with a gun. When a pair of assassins from Miami arrive on their heels, Frank knows Matteson can't be far behind. And while the wise move would be to call in the police and get out of town fast, that just doesn't feel right. After all, contract killer or not, Frank's father was at heart a teacher. And his son excelled at the lessons.

Family secrets, mob hitmen, and a father's shadowy legacy combine to make this Koryta's most compelling thriller yet.

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Envy the Night (Thorndike Thrillers)
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1-4104-1108-7 / 978-1-4104-1108-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 0-312-36158-0 / 978-0-312-36158-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1-4447-1397-3 / 978-1-4447-1397-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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August 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 0-312-35741-9 / 978-0-312-35741-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1-250-06255-1 / 978-1-250-06255-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
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August 2008 : Australia Paperback
Title: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
ISBN: 1-74175-591-3 / 978-1-74175-591-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Arena
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Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Envy the Night
Author(s): Michael Koryta
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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