The Late Man by James Preston Girard

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In a town north of Wichita a murder has occurred--the latest in a bloody series that has beset the area over the course of several years. In its wake, three people come together, each one determined to resolve the brutal mystery once and for all.
 

About James Preston Girard

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James Preston Girard grew up in Wichita and worked as a college teacher, newspaper editor and systems manager before he quit ten years ago. He now lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by HEADLINE BOOK PUBLISHING. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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As the investigation narrows down to focus on Kirby Banks, a cyclist who's done time for assaulting a prostitute, Sam, discovering a journal that recounts his late wife's affair with reporter Frank Rule, imagines an affair he might share with Frank's current lover, his junior colleague Stosh Babi...

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Haun's obsession with taking revenge on Rule nearly derails him, just as the web of deceptions and evasions among the three principals nearly derails the murder investigation.

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Girard (who wrote A Killing in Kansas under a pseudonym) offers a smart suspense novel about efforts to solve the grisly murder of a college student.

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