City of the Sun by David Levien
A Novel

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Private detective Frank Behr has been perfectly content living a solitary life, working on a few simple cases, and attempting to move on from his painful past. But when Paul and Carol Gabriel ask him to help them find their missing son, he can hardly refuse. Going against everything he fears—Behr's been around too long to hope for a happy ending—he enters into an uneasy partnership with Paul on a quest for the truth that will become both dangerous and haunting. Richly textured and crackling with suspense on every page, City of the Sun masterfully takes readers on an investigation like no

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About David Levien

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DAVID LEVIEN, author of Where the Dead Lay and City of the Sun, has been nominated for the Edgar, Hammett, and Shamus awards, and is also a screenwriter and director (including co-director of Solitary Man (2009) starring Michael Douglas). He lives in Connecticut. 13 Million Dollar Pop is his third Frank Behr novel-and is on sale August 2011.
Published February 26, 2008 by Doubleday. 450 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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In this debut novel from screenwriter Levien, a kidnapped child leads an emotionally wounded private detective and his client down a relentlessly grim trail from middle America to the darkest deserts of Mexico.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of City of the Sun: A Novel

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A gritty and suspenseful crime story crackling with energy.

Mar 29 2008 | Read Full Review of City of the Sun: A Novel

Book Reporter

Behr begins with a simple yet ingenious.

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The Agony Column

... David Levien does not waste words. He doesn't waste plot strands, he doesn't
pack his novel 'City of the Sun' with anything outside the raw ...

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