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Faces of the Gone

(2009)
(The first book in the Carter Ross Mystery series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best First Novel

"Terrific debut."
Harlan Coben


Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot: That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. Immediately dispatched to the scene, Carter learns that the four victims - an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy - came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another.

The police, eager to calm jittery residents, leak a theory that the murders are revenge for a bar stickup, and Carter's paper, hungry for a scoop, hastily prints it. Carter doesn't come from the streets, but he understands a thing or two about Newark's neighborhoods. And he knows there are no quick answers when dealing with a crime like this.

Determined to uncover the true story, he enlists the aide of Tina Thompson, the paper's smoking-hot city editor, to run interference at the office; Tommy Hernandez, the paper's gay Cuban intern, to help him with legwork on the streets; and Tynesha Dales, a local stripper, to take him to Newark's underside. It turns out that the four victims have one connection after all, and this knowledge will put Carter on the path of one very ambitious killer.

Treading the same literary turf as Harlan Coben, and writing with a fresh Jersey voice, Brad Parks makes an energetic, impressive debut.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Faces of the Gone: A Mystery (Carter Ross Mysteries)
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 0-312-57477-0 / 978-0-312-57477-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Faces of the Gone: A Mystery (Carter Ross Mysteries)
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 0-312-67280-2 / 978-0-312-67280-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Faces of the Gone
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 1-5226-8733-5 / 978-1-5226-8733-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Faces of the Gone: Carter Ross, Book 1
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

August 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Faces of the Gone: Carter Ross, Book 1
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Faces of the Gone: A Mystery (The Carter Ross Mystery Series Book 1)
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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