In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob

In Search of Mercy is the debut novel of Michael Ayoob and was awarded the Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Competition and introduces a character that is both flawed and willing to make things right again. The novel also picked up the Shamus Award for Best First Novel.


Book Details

Title: In Search of Mercy
Author: Michael Ayoob
ISBN: 0312644922
Pages: 304 pp
Published Date: 2010
Publisher: Minotaur
Sub-Genre: Hardboiled
Main Characters: Dexter Bolzjak

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This book is a stand-alone noir thriller.

Publisher's Synopsis

Dexter Bolzjak is an ex–hockey goalie who was abducted and tortured by perverted sports fans eight years ago. Now he’s muddling along in a Pittsburgh warehouse when he meets an old, terminally ill drunk named Lou Kashon. Lou wants to see his lost love, the actress Mercy Carnahan, and offers Dexter a fortune to find her. Dexter embarks on the search, retracing Mercy’s past online and on foot. Soon, Mercy begins to haunt Dexter, appearing in his dreams while flashbacks to his own traumatic experience plague his waking hours. Dexter persists and follows Mercy’s trail to New York, where he finds a voyeuristic film of the actress recorded shortly before her disappearance. Once Dexter connects that film to its source, he finds himself trapped in the ultimate nightmare.

Michael Ayoob’s first novel offers a captivating new PI and a provocative mystery.

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