Third Rail

Third Rail

An Eddy Harkness Novel

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A Boston narcotic detective's search for his lost gun reveals a network of corruption and cover-up that reaches the highest levels of the city in this propulsive debut, first in an exciting new series in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Robert Parker.
"Third Rail gets off to a ripping start and never lets off the gas." —Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

At crime scenes, Eddy Harkness, the "Harvard Cop," is a human Ouija board, a brilliant young detective with a knack for finding the hidden something—cash, drugs, guns, bodies. Harkness's swift rise in an elite narcotics unit is derailed by the death of a young Red Sox fan in the chaos after a World Series win, a death some camera-phone-wielding witnesses believe he could have prevented. Scapegoated, Eddy is exiled to his hometown, Nagog, just outside Boston, where he empties parking meters and struggles to redeem his disgraced family name.

But one night Harkness’s police-issued Glock disappears. Harkness starts a search—just as a string of fatal accidents in Nagog lead him to uncover a dangerous new smart drug, Third Rail. With only a plastic gun to protect him, Harkness begins a high-stakes investigation that sends him into the darkest corners of the city.

One of the most electrifying thrillers you'll read this year, Third Rail takes you deep into a gritty world of wronged heroes, corrupt politicians, and sinister kingpins, where your friends can't be trusted, a sleepy town breeds deadly crimes, and nothing ever happens by accident.


Baker & Taylor
Scapegoated for the death of a baseball fan, a brilliant young narcotics detective with a penchant for noticing elusive clues returns in disgrace to his Boston hometown only to be embroiled in a local investigator's drug-related search for a police-issuegun.

Baker
& Taylor

Scapegoated for the death of a baseball fan, a brilliant young narcotics detective with a penchant for noticing elusive clues returns in disgrace to his Boston hometown only to be embroiled in a local investigator's drug-related search for a police-issue gun. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780544226272
0544226275
Branch Call Number: M FLYNN 2014
Characteristics: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm

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pennyyimking
Apr 07, 2017

i dont like the eddie harkness character . i might try another book by rory flynn

akasq Nov 15, 2014

With his first novel Roby Flynn is a writer to watch and follow. the main character Eddy Harkness can lead to many enjoyable novels.

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