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Mon
May 30 2016 2:00pm

Q&A with John Hart, Author of Redemption Road

Read this exclusive Q&A with John Hart—the only author to win consecutive Edgar Awards for “Best Novel”about his newest novel, Redemption Road, what he's been doing during the five years between books, and his advice to aspiring writers. Then, make sure you're signed in and comment for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of Redemption Road!

[We've got a lot of quesitons...John Hart has the answers]

Thu
Apr 28 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

Redemption Road: New Excerpt

John Hart

Redemption Road by John Hart follows Police Detective Elizabeth Black as she struggles to confront her demons in the aftermath of a brutal shooting, while another officer walks free after 13 long years in prison. Elsewhere, a pale body waits to be found on the altar of an abandoned church (Available May 3, 2016).

Imagine:

A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.

A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.

After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…

This is a town on the brink.

This is Redemption Road.

[Read an excerpt from Redemption Road here...]

Fri
Mar 4 2016 11:00am
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Redemption Road: Audio Excerpt

John Hart

After five years, John Hart is back with his most powerful story yet. 

Redemption Road follows Police Detective Elizabeth Black as she struggles to confront her demons in the aftermath of a brutal shooting, while another officer walks free after 13 long years in prison. Elsewhere, a pale body waits to be found on the altar of an abandoned church (Available May 3, 2016).

Listen to an excerpt of Redemption Road by John Hart, and then make sure you're signed in and comment at the bottom for a chance to win an Advanced Listening Copy of John Hart's upcoming novel!

Imagine:

A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.

A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.

After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…

This is a town on the brink.

This is Redemption Road.

[Listen to an audio excerpt and comment for a chance to win!]

Fri
Feb 26 2016 3:30pm
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The Last Child: New Excerpt

John Hart

The Last Child by John Hart is the 2010 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel about a brother who refuses to give up searching for his missing twin sister and will risk everything to find her. 

Read an excerpt of The Last Child by John Hart, and then make sure you're signed in and comment at the bottom for a chance to win a new mass-market copy of this Edgar Award Winner!

Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she isconfident in a way that he can never fully explain.

Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.

Then a second child goes missing . . .

Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit.

[Read an excerpt of The Last Child and comment to win!]

Wed
Jul 6 2011 10:00am
Excerpt

Iron House: New Excerpt

John Hart

Iron House by John HartFor two decades, Michael has been an enforcer in New York’s world of organized crime, a prince of the streets so widely feared he rarely has to kill anymore. But the life he’s fought to build unravels when he meets Elena, a beautiful innocent who teaches him the meaning and power of love. He wants a fresh start with her, the chance to start a family like the one he and his brother never had. But someone else is holding the strings. And escape is not that easy...

The mob boss who gave Michael his blessing to begin anew is dying, and his son is intent on making Michael pay for his betrayal. Determined to protect the ones he loves, Michael spirits Elena—who knows nothing of his past crimes, or the peril he’s laid at her door— back to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he’s been running from his whole life: Iron House.

 Chapter One

Michael woke reaching for the gun he no longer kept by the bed. His fingers slid over bare wood, and he sat, instantly awake, his skin slick with sweat and the memory of ice. There was no movement in the apartment, no sounds beyond those of the city. The woman beside him rustled in the warm tangle of their sheets, and her hand found the hard curve of his shoulder. “You okay, sweetheart?”

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