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THe Dead Caller from Chicago by Jack Fredrickson

April 2013 (USA)

 Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur books ( April 23, 2013 )
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312605277
ISBN-13: 978-0312605278  

 Dek Elstrom is back. Bad things are surfacing in Rivertown, in a huge hole in a block of bungalows; in the river, where the dam trapped what should never have been in the water. 

 And from the past, where secrets long buried have risen again, to kill. Then comes a phone call from a dead man, and the sudden disappearance of almost everyone Dek ever held close. A trail leads north, to the end of Michigan, past the chop of the angry waters beyond, to an ice swept island most everyone wants to forget. But there are no answers there, just more questions, and another dead man pointing straight back to Rivertown, to the hole, and the dam, and secrets that want to keep killing .

The Dead Caller from Chicago novel cover
The Dead Caller from Chicago novel cover


" Fredrickson dexterously splices…seemingly incompatible plotlines into a sometimes gritty, often humorous, remarkably intricate puzzle complete with a cast of improbably realistic characters who never fail to entertain." - Booklist

"…Fredrickson's lively fourth mystery featuring Chicago insurance investigator Dek Elstrom (after 2012's Hunting Sweetie Rose)…A tart wit, hair-raising action, and exotic characters…" - Publishers Weekly

 Dek, who bears the scars of injustice and is willing to smash the rules to bring justice, stands as one of the most intriguing characters in contemporary crime fiction. And Fredrickson brings his considerable talents to this frightening and funny thriller, one that concludes with a surprise worthy of O. Henry - RICHMOND Times-Dispatch