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The Prophet - Michael Koryta
The Prophet
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Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a... show more
Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a part of them. Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Kent's team has a shot at the state championship, a welcome point of pride in a town that has had its share of hardships. Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered. As details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers, the two must confront their buried rage and grief-and unite to stop a killer. Michael Koryta, widely hailed as one of the most exciting young thriller authors at work today, has written his greatest novel ever-an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that Donald Ray Pollock has called "one of the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I've read in my life."
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316122610 (0316122610)
ASIN: B00FY2R6EM
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The Prophet
The Austin brothers haven't spoken in years, not since high school when their sister was abducted and murdered when one of them should have been driving her home. Now, Kent is a football coach and Adam is a hard-drinking bail bondsman. When Adam unwittingly sends another girl to her doom, the two br...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 The Prophet
This murder mystery audiobook was great company as I drove north on a road trip. A casual read, it will not tax the brain. When a young girl is murdered, its investigation touches the lives of two brothers who had lived through the tragedy of their own sister’s murder, two decades earlier. Their pai...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 The Prophet
This murder mystery audiobook was great company as I drove north on a road trip. A casual read, it will not tax the brain. When a young girl is murdered, its investigation touches the lives of two brothers who had lived through the tragedy of their own sister’s murder, two decades earlier. Their pai...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0 The Prophet
I was not as impressed with this book as I have been with the better chunk of books I have read by him. Futhermore, I found the characters less approachable and less multi-dimensional so it was a book that I found myself skimming mainly than being engrossed by it.
Kakistos
Kakistos rated it
3.0 The Prophet
Almost a 2 star becuase of the excessive football.
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