A Garden of VipersBook - 2006
The Hundredth Manand The Death Collectorsimpressed critics everywhere. Now Jack Kerley is poised to break out to the next level as his crime-thriller series continues in A Garden of Vipers. When a young reporter is found murdered, Mobile detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus wonder if there may be more to this slaying than a standard homicide.Simultaneously, the detectives are drawn into the dealings of the Kincannon family, picture- perfect socialites and philanthropists with ties to Ryders partner . . . and to his journalist girlfriend.When Ryder is abducted by bizarre and unknown forces, hes given up for dead by all but those closest to him. Digging fast as Ryders time disappears, they discover a web of connections between the murdered reporter, the dealings of an elusive bearded man, and the charitable enterprises of the Kincannons. The question quickly becomes: What will the perfect family do to protect an image of perfection?The answer: Whatever it takes.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2006.
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 24 cm.