Faces of the Gone

Faces of the Gone

A Mystery

by Brad Parks

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2011

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Investigative reporter Carter Ross finds himself with gruesome front-page news: four bodies in a vacant lot, each with a single bullet hole in the back of the head. In a haste to calm residents, local police leak a story to Carter's colleagues at the Newark Eagle-Examiner, calling the murders revenge for a bar stickup. But while Carter may not come from the streets, he knows a few things about Newark's ghettos. And he knows the story the police are pushing doesn't make sense. He enlists the aide of Tina Thompson, the paper's smoking hot city editor, to run interference for him at the office; Tommy Hernandez, the paper's gay Cuban intern, to help him with legwork on the street; and Tynesha Dales, a local stripper, to take him to Newark's underside. Soon, Carter learns the four victims have one connection after all, and knowing this will put him in the path of one very ambitious killer.

Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel and the Nero Award for Best American Mystery--it is the first book to receive both awards. The book was named to lists of the year's best mystery debuts by the Chicago Sun-Times and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
ISBN:
9780312672805
9780312672805
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
330
Dimensions (mm):
213x137x25mm
Weight:
0.86kg
Brad Parks

Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty awards, three of crime fiction's most prestigious prizes.

A former reporter with the Washington Post and the Star-Ledger (Newark), his two most recent novels are the stand-alone thrillers Say Nothing (2017) and Closer Than You Know (2018).

He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

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