The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey

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Private detective Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner to solve an eight-year old rape and battery case long gone cold. But when the partner turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, a forensic DNA expert; and an old ally from the DA's office. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.

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About Michael Harvey

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Michael Harvey is the author of The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, and We All Fall Down, and is also a journalist and documentary producer. His work has received numerous national and international awards, including multiple news Emmys, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. He holds a law degree with honors from Duke University, a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in classical languages from Holy Cross College. He lives, of course, in Chicago.

Author Residence: Chicago, IL

Author Hometown: Boston, MA
Published August 21, 2007 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Nine years after the Chicago Police Department let a rapist slip between their fingers, people involved in the case are dying by the dozen in this heartfelt, ambitious, highly derivative debut.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Chicago Way

Entertainment Weekly

In Michael Harvey's The Chicago Way, the co-creator/exec producer of A&E's Cold Case Files composes punchy noir sentences that he stacks into punchy noir paragraphs that have all the rhythm, irony, and wit of the genre's manly classics of the 1920s and '30s.

Aug 20 2007 | Read Full Review of The Chicago Way

Huntington News

For all those fans of mystery fiction who've been wondering when Chicago will get its equivalent of L.A.'s Michael Connelly, I have an answer: Read Michael Harvey's "The Fifth Floor" (Knopf, 288 pages, $23.95) featuring ex-Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly.

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Journal Sentinel

Once again, Michael Harvey, who titled an earlier novel "The Chicago Way," distills the City of the Big Shoulders into a dark-hearted, intoxicating, sometimes bitter beverage, as hearty as the Guinness poured at his pub, with a touch of that nasty stuff that Mithridates used to imbibe to make him...

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Michael Kelly is a former Chicago cop-turned-private investigator.

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