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Killing Icarus

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Kemprecos co-authored the bestselling NUMA Files series with adventure author Clive Cussler.

Art historian Abi Vickers has hit the proverbial wall. Her husband ran off with his secretary, leaving Abi in financial ruin from his bad investments. Her galleries, her reputation, her apartment in Boston’s toney South End have been ripped from her life by an unforgiving legal system.

When an old mentor offers her a temporary job and the use of his cottage overlooking Cape Cod Bay, she hopes the sun-drenched scenery that inspired artist Edward Hopper will help pull her life back together. As she leaves Boston for the windswept cliffs of Truro, she looks forward to calm days, spectacular sunsets, and the mind-cleansing practice of Zen archery.

But her hope for tranquility is soon shattered when she learns that a historic aviation event is about to be reenacted practically on her doorstep. Suddenly, instead of finding sanity, Abi wonders if she’s going insane—especially when she starts seeing shadows moving across the star-speckled night sky.

Only after she discovers a deadly WWII secret in a long-lost Hopper sketch does she realize the troubles that plagued her in Boston were child’s play compared to the dangers she’s about to face: From the deadly cat-and-mouse game she must play with hired killers on the Nantucket ferry, to the threats that seem to emanate from an old barn near a fortress-like abandoned mansion. Even with the help of a small town police officer dealing with his own personal baggage, and a German journalist who is not what he appears to be, Abi must tap into intellectual and physical resources she never knew she possessed if she wants to survive.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Killing Icarus is a tension-filled thriller that puts the reader on edge from the first page. Paul Kemprecos places you on a roller coaster ride of action and suspense that will leave you breathless and have you begging for more. His characters are richly described and his plotting impeccable. Don't miss this novel from a master writer at the top of his craft." - Joseph Badal

"Paul's style and authenticity are second to none. He's like Cape Cod's version of Tony Hillerman. I urge you to pick up Killing Icarus, and when you're done, go back and read Paul's other mysteries. You won't be disappointed." - Graham Brown

"Art historian Abi Vickers is an intriguing and refreshing heroine, and Killing Icarus is a fast-paced blend of mystery and suspense set upon the idyllic Cape Cod coast-which leaves me with one question for author Paul Kemprecos: When is the next Abi Vickers book coming out?" - Robin Burcell

"The suspense builds like a burning fuse to a bundle of dynamite in another first-rate mystery from Paul Kemprecos." - Dirk Cussler

"It takes a writer of skills and talent to weave an impressive mystery involving Nazis, a famed American artist of the 1930's and 1940's, stolen artwork, a historical glider reenactment, and so much more, but Paul Kemprecos pulls it off with skill and panache. Killing Icarus is a stirring tale of secrets and betrayals, of old history coming to life, but more importantly, it's a love letter to the beauty and past of Cape Cod. Highly recommended." - Brendan DuBois

"Kemprecos proves again why he was Clive Cussler's first choice for a co-writer. Killing Icarus is taut, lean and a whole lot of fun." - Jack Du Brul

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July 2021 : USA Paperback

Title: Killing Icarus
Author(s): Paul Kemprecos
ISBN: 0-578-87681-7 / 978-0-578-87681-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
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July 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Killing Icarus
Author(s): Paul Kemprecos
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU