A woman is shot as she waits for her train to work. An hour later, a second woman is killed as she rides an elevated train through the Loop. Then, a church becomes the target of a chemical weapons attack. The city of Chicago is under siege, and Michael Kelly, former cop turned private investigator, happens to be on the scene when all hell breaks loose. Kelly’s brassy investigating and razor-sharp instincts lead him into an intricate plot involving a retired cop, a shady train company, and a quietly ticking weapon nestled deep in the city’s underbelly. But when his girlfriend—the gorgeous judge Rachel Swenson—is abducted, Kelly realizes that the only way he’s going to find the killer is to excavate his own stormy past.
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In fact, as The Third Rail ends, just when the reader may think that the story has been neatly tied up in a non-noir manner, Harvey manages to leave readers truly frightened and uncomfortable by keeping a terrifying loose end unresolved, which—as Harvey has hinted in an Amazon interview—leaves th...Apr 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Third Rail
Michael Kelly, ex-cop and current P.I., returns in Michael Harvey's latest mystery, "The Third Rail," act three in Harvey's paean to Chicago, begun in "The Chicago Way" and then "The Fifth Floor" (a reference to the seat of power in the Windy City).Jun 05 2010 | Read Full Review of The Third Rail
Private investigator Michael Kelly is part of a task force that includes a detective named Vince Rodriguez and a no-nonsense FBI agent, Katherine Lawson.Apr 22 2010 | Read Full Review of The Third Rail
Although the third book in the Kelly series from author Michael Harvey, The Third Rail was the first one I read.Apr 02 2010 | Read Full Review of The Third Rail
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