Bad Men by John Connolly
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New York Times bestselling author John Connolly masterfully intertwines mystery, emotion, violence, and the supernatural in this raw and gripping thriller.
In 1693, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known three hundred years of peace. Until now...
A group of men are descending on Sanctuary, their purpose to hunt down and kill the wife of their leader and retrieve the money that she stole from him. All that stands in their way are a young rookie officer, Sharon Macy, and Melancholy Joe Dupree, the island's strange, troubled policeman.
Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island's secrets, the repository of its memories. He knows that Sanctuary has been steeped in blood once; it will tolerate the shedding of innocent blood no longer. Now a band of killers is set to desecrate Sanctuary and unleash the fury of its ghosts upon themselves and all who stand by them.
On Sanctuary, evil is about to meet its match....
Fast-paced, spellbinding, and elegantly written, Bad Men is John Connolly at his chilling best.

About John Connolly

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John Connolly is the author of Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road, Bad Men, Nocturnes, and The Black Angel. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at Declan Burke has published four novels: Eightball Boogie (2003), The Big O (2007), Absolute Zero Cool (2011), and SlaughterÂ’s Hound (2012). Absolute Zero Cool received the Goldsboro/Crimefest "Last Laugh" Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel in 2012. He also is the editor of Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (2011). He hosts a website dedicated to Irish crime fiction called Crime Always Pays.
Published March 23, 2004 by Atria Books. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, History. Fiction

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After his fourth Charlie Parker private investigator entry, The White Road (2003), the Irish Connolly offers a supernatural chiller to brighten his dark-veined Americana.

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The long-dead, gray-skinned wraiths Connolly conjures up in this thriller with a supernatural twist are lighthearted sprites compared to the grotesque humans who maim, rape and kill their way throu

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One dark and stormy night, they sail to Sanctuary, where their clash with the island's furious ghosts, not to mention Marianne and Joe Dupree, erupts into a bloodbath of epic proportions.

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