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Black Water Rising

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Writing in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Greg Iles, Attica Locke, a powerful new voice in American fiction, delivers a brilliant debut thriller that readers will not soon forget.

Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be. His most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy strip mall. But he's long since made peace with not living the American Dream and carefully tucked away his darkest sins: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.

Houston, Texas, 1981. It is here that Jay believes he can make a fresh start. That is, until the night in a boat out on the bayou when he impulsively saves a woman from drowning - and opens a Pandora's box. Her secrets put Jay in danger, ensnaring him in a murder investigation that could cost him his practice, his family, and even his life. But before he can get to the bottom of a tangled mystery that reaches into the upper echelons of Houston's corporate power brokers, Jay must confront the demons of his past.

With pacing that captures the reader from the first scene through an exhilarating climax, Black Water Rising marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent.

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"Superlative... the best bad-town novel in some time..." - James Ellroy


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Used availability for Attica Locke's Black Water Rising

Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Water Rising: A Novel
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-173586-8 / 978-0-06-173586-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Water Rising: A Novel (Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-173585-X / 978-0-06-173585-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Water Rising (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-84668-753-5 / 978-1-84668-753-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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November 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-84668-729-2 / 978-1-84668-729-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 1-4712-9291-6 / 978-1-4712-9291-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Water Rising CD
Author(s): Attica Locke
ISBN: 0-06-177209-7 / 978-0-06-177209-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Water Rising
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Water Rising (Jay Porter)
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Water Rising: A Novel (Jay Porter Series)
Author(s): Attica Locke
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA