The Carrion Birds by Urban Waite
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In The Carrion Birds, Mr. Waite masterfully cuts away all fat in this relentlessly hypnotic tale of double-cross and vengeance. He has given us a lean and mean, modern-day noir western filled with complex characters and situations.
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The Carrion Birds from Urban Waite, author of the highly acclaimed The Terror of Living, is a remarkable work of literary noir.

Hired gun Ray Lamar is ready to put his past behind him. He wants to see his twelve-year-old son and start a new life—away from the violence of the last ten years. One last heist will take him there. All he has to do is steal a rival’s stash. Simple, easy, clean. 

But when things start to go very wrong, Ray realizes the path to redemption isn’t always easy.

A soulful tale of violence, vengeance, and contrition, The Carrion Birds is an elegant depiction of one man’s last chance to make things right.

 

About Urban Waite

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Urban Waite, 30 years old, grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. He went on to study writing at Western Washington University and Emerson College and now lives in Seattle with his wife. The Terror of Living is his first novel.
 
Published April 16, 2013 by William Morrow. 291 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sam Millar on Apr 13 2013

In The Carrion Birds, Mr. Waite masterfully cuts away all fat in this relentlessly hypnotic tale of double-cross and vengeance. He has given us a lean and mean, modern-day noir western filled with complex characters and situations.

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