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Falls the Shadow

(2005)
(The fifth book in the Victor Carl series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author William Lashner returns with a brilliantly twisty tale that probes the dark side of the law -- and man

Unlike the rest of you, I cheerfully admit to my own utter selfishness. I am self-made, self-absorbed, self-serving, self-referential, even self-deprecating, in a charming sort of way. In short, I am all the selfs except selfless. Yet every so often, I run across a force of nature that shakes my sublime self-centeredness to its very roots. Something that tears through the landscape like a tornado, leaving nothing but ruin and reexamination in its wake. Something like Bob. --Victor Carl

A beautiful young woman is dead, her husband convicted of the murder. In seeking a new trial for the husband, defense attorney Victor Carl must confront not only a determined prosecutor and a police detective who might have set up his client, but also a strange little busybody named Bob.

Bob has the aspiration, one could even say compulsion, to help those around him. And it usually works out well for all concerned, except when it ends in blood. But Victor doesn't know that . . . yet.

Thanks to Bob, Victor is suddenly dressing better, dating a stunning woman, and both his economic prospects and his teeth are gleaming. It's all good, until Victor finds a troubling connection between Bob and the murdered wife. Is Bob a kind of saint or is this obsessive Good Samaritan, in reality, a murderer?

Filled with the keen wit, deep poignancy, twisting suspense, and dark realism that has entranced readers, impressed reviewers, and made William Lashner's previous novels bestsellers, Falls the Shadow is a riveting novel sure to leave readers eager for more.

Genre: Mystery
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Falls the Shadow
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-072156-1 / 978-0-06-072156-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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April 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Falls the Shadow
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-072158-8 / 978-0-06-072158-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Falls the Shadow
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ISBN: 0-06-079767-3 / 978-0-06-079767-6 (USA edition)
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June 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Falls the Shadow
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-7927-3654-0 / 978-0-7927-3654-7 (USA edition)
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June 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Falls the Shadow
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-7927-3655-9 / 978-0-7927-3655-4 (USA edition)
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June 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Falls the Shadow (Jo-Beth Sidden Bloodhound Mysteries)
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-7927-3656-7 / 978-0-7927-3656-1 (USA edition)
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April 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Falls the Shadow CD
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-078534-9 / 978-0-06-078534-5 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Falls the Shadow (A Victor Carl Novel Book 5)
Author(s): William Lashner
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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