Walking the Perfect Square

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: The Permanent Press
ISBN: 1579620396
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August 6th, 1998: Moe Prager, a former cop, waits to call his daughter for her 18th birthday. In the midst of an ugly family meltdown, Prager is desperate to find a way to make sense of what has caused his once-happy family to implode. As he waits, however, it is Prager who receives a call that might not only solve a case that has haunted him and his wife for twenty years, but might also supply the glue to patch his family back together. December 8th, 1977: Patrick Maloney, a supposedly popular college student, walks out of a Manhattan nightspot into oblivion. It’s no wonder Maloney’s disappearance barely registers on the radar screen. Son of Sam strikes. Elvis is dead. It’s the Sex Pistols vs. the BeeGees, Studio 54 and the Dirt Lounge, est and yin/yang, gas shortages, Quaaludes, pot and polyester, Plato’s Retreat, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the neutron bomb. Moe Prager, a cop forced into early retirement by injury, certainly hadn’t noticed Patrick Maloney’s disappearance. But when Prager’s ex-partner calls with an offer to work on the case, Moe, wracked with self-doubt over his undistinguished career, signs on. As Prager traces Patrick Maloney’s steps from his upstate home to his college dorm on Long Island, from the Tribeca bar where he was last seen to an old flame’s mansion on the Gold Coast, Moe realizes that nothing about the case, especially the details of the missing man’s life, is as it seems. Even the picture his parents gave the police was two years out of date. Why? What could his parents be hiding? What tortured secrets might have driven Patrick to create a public persona so different from his true self? Questions multiply as Prager searches for Patrick in New York’s notorious punk underground, gay clubs and biker bars. Will Moe’s blossoming relationship with Patrick’s older sister help to bring Maloney back home or will it help to destroy any progress in the case? Can Moe overcome the roadblocks thrown in his path by dirty cops, corrupt politicians, and an ambitious reporter? And who are the truly ominous forces working behind the scenes to pull Prager into the very private hell of the Maloney family? Is Moe Prager running in circles or simply walking the perfect square?

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The James Deans

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN:
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Struggling to cope with the family tragedy that has rocked his world, Moe Prager, a former NYPD cop turned P.I., is plunged into the middle of a politically sensitive case involving the disappearance of a young intern to an ambitious politician when state senator Steven Brightman enlists Moe's help to uncover the truth. Original.

Soul Patch

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440540993
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From the author of the New York Times-bestselling Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot Ex-NYPD cop turned P.I. and entrepreneur, Moe Prager is faced with a gut-wrenching case. The apparent suicide of his old friend and NYPD Chief of Detectives, Larry McDonald, forces Moe back onto the decaying Coney Island streets he patrolled when he was in uniform. But now, beneath the boardwalk and behind the rusted and crumbling rides of the midway, he finds a trail of death, betrayal, and corruption reaching back to 1972. As Faulkner once said, ''The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.'' So it goes for Moe Prager in Soul Patch.

Empty Ever After

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440541000
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There are no second acts for the dead... or are there? For over twenty years, retired NYPD officer and PI Moe Prager, has been haunted by the secret that would eventually destroy his family. Now, two years after the fallout from the truth, more than secrets are haunting the Prager family. Moe Prager follows a trail of graverobbers from cemetery to cemetery, from ashes to ashes and back again in order to finally solve the enigma of his dead brother-in-law Patrick. He plunges deeper into the dark recesses of his past than ever before, revisiting all of his old cases, in order to uncover the twisted alchemy of vengeance and resurrection. Will Moe, at last, put his past to rest? Will he find the man who belongs in that vacant grave or will it remain empty, empty ever after?

The Book of Ghosts

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453261079
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The lie that bought Jacob Weisen a new life cannot help him escape the past. Birkenau could not kill Jacob Weisen. He survived the death camp and made his way to America, where he became famous telling the story of Isaac Becker, an author who was tortured to death when the guards caught him writing down his story. Becker’s manuscript was lost, but by telling the tale, Weisen keeps his memory alive. No other witnesses survived—and Weisen is the only person who knows his famous story is a lie. In fact, Weisen was a collaborator, who led his countrymen to the ovens and gave Becker up to the SS. Decades after the war, as his lies begin to unravel, he must choose between admitting the truth and dying in a hell of his own creation. The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.

Maddie Immer das Ziel im Blick

Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732513513
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Band 3 der Trilogie rund um Maddie Freeman. Nachdem Maddie das Detention Center überstanden hat, kehrt sie zurück nach Hause. Von hier aus möchte sie den finalen Kampf gegen die Digital School ausfechten. Während Justin viel durchs Land reist, schließt sich Jax neu der Gruppe an. Nicht nur sein Wissen ist für den Widerstand wertvoll; in brenzligen Situationen ist es mehrmals er, der Maddie hilft, nicht wieder in Gefangenschaft zu geraten. Eine Abstimmung über das System der Digital School steht an und die Gegner moblisieren alle Kräfte, um zu gewinnen. Doch können sie sich gegen die Übermacht der Befürworter durchsetzen? Ein spannender Abschluss der Trilogie, mit vielen überraschenden Wendungen

Redemption Street

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440541027
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From the author of the New York Times-bestselling Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot Walking the Perfect Square introduced Moe Prager - retired New York City cop-turned-wine shop owner - to much acclaim and an enthusiastic readership. Still possessed of his vintage police savvy, and perhaps the only Jewish licensed PI in the five boroughs, Moe wonders if he’s really meant to be a merchant and not a cop. Redemption Street finds him in 1981, lured into the mystery of a 1966 hotel fire - one that killed seventeen people, including his first love - by a long-grieving brother and Moe’s own restless determination to set things right. Reed Farrel Coleman’s crisp, page-turning narrative has Moe trudging through his childhood summer vacation stomping grounds, the now-decaying Catskill resort scene. The borscht belt’s near-forgotten landscape of scarred lives, ambitious politicians, and corrupt cops is the minefield Moe must brave to find the truth. Was the fire really sparked by a negligent smoker or was it murder? Will the long dead keep their secrets or divulge their stories? And will what Moe uncovers lead him down another blind alley or into the bright light of Redemption Street?

What Do I Read Next

Author: Neil Barron
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This volume contains descriptions of 1,245 books in nine fiction genres, including author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, setting, plot summary, and more.