His entry begins:
I recently read two novels set in freezing cold Communist Russia. The first, Tom Rob Smith’s Child 44, was recommended to me by my editor, Otto Penzler. Child 44 is a multi-layered, sprawling (yet tightly plotted), engrossing thriller featuring thousand-mile manhunts, paranoid government officials, and lots and lots of snow.About The Three-Day Affair, from the publisher:
The other novel, David...[read on]
The first debut novel from the newly relaunched Mysterious Press introduces a phenomenal new voice in the realm of crime fiction. Will, Jeffrey, and Nolan have been friends since college. Each has gone their own way while forging new lives. Will is a part-time drummer who spends his time in recording studios, Nolan is happily unmarried, while Jeffrey is wealthy and has a baby on the way. They have no reason to believe anything extraordinary will befall them. Until one shocking moment changes everything.Learn more about the book and author at Michael Kardos's website.
One night on a drive they stop at a convenience store for Jeffrey to pick up cigarettes. Within moments, Jeffrey comes out of the store dragging a young woman with him. He shoves her into Will’s car and shouts a single word: “Drive!” Shaken and confused, Will obeys.
Suddenly three ordinary men find themselves completely out of their element, holding a young girl hostage without the slightest idea of what to do next. They are already guilty of kidnapping and robbery; it is only a matter of time before they find out what else they’re capable of. For these four people, three days will decide their fate—between freedom and prison, innocence and guilt ... and life and death. The Three-Day Affair marks the emergence of a truly talented new crime writer.
Writers Read: Michael Kardos.