Thanks to Judy at Doubleday, we have a copy to give away of Blind Man’s Alley: A Novel by Justin Peacock, the author of A Cure for Night. This book has a retail value of $26.95 and this is a first-run hardbound copy. The novel is said to be “an ambitious and compulsively readable novel set in the cutthroat world of New York real estate.” Here is the official synopsis:
A concrete floor three hundred feet up in the Aurora Tower condo development in SoHo has collapsed, hurling three workers to their deaths. The developer, Roth Properties (owned by the famously abrasive Simon Roth), faces a vast tangle of legal problems, including accusations of mob connections. Roth’s longtime lawyers, the elite midtown law firm of Blake and Wolcott, is assigned the task of cleaning up the mess. Much of the work lands on the plate of smart, cynical, and seasoned associate Duncan Riley; as a result, he falls into the powerful orbit of Leah Roth, the beautiful daughter of Simon Roth and the designated inheritor of his real estate empire.
Meanwhile, Riley pursues a seemingly small pro bono case in which he attempts to forestall the eviction of Rafael Nazario and his grandmother from public housing in the wake of a pot bust. One night Rafael is picked up and charged with the murder of the private security cop who caught him, a murder that took place in another controversial “mixed income” housing development being built by… Roth Properties. Duncan Riley is now walking the knife-edge of legal ethics and personal morality.
Blind Man’s Alley is a suspenseful and kaleidoscopic journey through a world where the only rule is self-preservation. The New York Times Book Review said of A Cure for Night that “(Peacock) heads toward Scott Turow country… he’s got a good chance to make partner.”
In order to enter this book giveaway contest just post a comment here, with your name and e-mail address, or send that information via e-mail to Josephsreviews@gmail.com . This will be considered to be your first entry. For a second entry, tell us who your favorite crime or courtroom drama author is – Scott Turow, John Grisham, Steve Martini, Julie Compton, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Rotenberg of Canada (City Hall), John Verdon (Think of a Number), David Baldacci or someone else?
You have until midnight PST on Sunday, October 10, 2010 to submit your entry or entries. The winner will be drawn by Munchy the cat and will be contacted via e-mail. In order to enter this contest you must live in the continental U.S. and have a residential mailing address. Books will not be shipped to a P.O. box or a business-related address.
This is it for the “complex” contest rules. Good luck and good reading!
4 responses to “Win Blind Man’s Alley”
John Verdon’s Think of a Number kept me up at night in the two days it took to read. The action was eerie and mesmerizing and letters seemed to operate outside of regular mail. I liked it a lot. I did win the book through a blog entry. My other favorite authors in this genre are Joseph Finder’s Vanished and Les Roberts who republished 13 mysteries in paperback form. I took a screenwriting course years ago with Les Roberts concentrating on dialogue.
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I have a big roster of crime writers: John Verdon (Think of a Number) which I won from a blog entry, Joseph Finder (Vanished), and Les Roberts who has 13 mysteries republished in paperback. I took a screenwriting course through Les Roberts years ago and he stressed dialogue because the actors want to add their own action.
This was a great read! Very contemporary, and real life….which of course is always stranger than fiction.