Faces of the Gone

Faces of the Gone

Book - 2009
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Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot. That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. The victims--an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy--came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another. The police, eager to calm jittery residents, leak a theory that the murders are revenge for a bar stickup. Determined to uncover the true story, Carter enlists the aide of city editor Tina Thompson to run interference at the office; gay Cuban intern Tommy Hernandez to help him with legwork on the streets; and stripper Tynesha Dales to take him to Newark's underside. It turns out that the four victims have one connection after all, and this knowledge will put Carter on the path of one very ambitious killer.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312574772
0312574770
9780312672805
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Parks Brad
Characteristics: 330 p. ;,22 cm.

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Pisinga
Jan 14, 2019

I liked sarcasm, sense of humor and irony, of the protaginist.

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Dreamstime
Apr 17, 2017

In interesting story about newspaper reporter Carter Ross and his attempt to reveal the secrets behind four executions. The first and second thirds of the story were very good, but I found the ending absurd and unsatisfying.

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AndrewL
Sep 23, 2012

Very good and easy written book.

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bridge1
Jun 12, 2012

Investigative Reporter Carter Ross is a very funny guy who has to chase down the story behind four murders. He quickly finds out that newspaper reporting can have serious consequences. I'm looking forward to the next book - hurry it up!

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DrMomND
Jun 21, 2011

What a delight to find a new author like Brad Parks. This is a very well-crafted novel with a plot that kept me turning the pages and characters that are well-developed, human (as in not perfect) and very likable. It has just the right amount of humor to keep it from being grim without devolving into a tongue-in-cheek mystery comedy.

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novel
Mar 23, 2011

A well written, exciting novel. I can't wait to read his next book.

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