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Canary

Canary

It’s dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she’s smarter than the killer, kingpins, and cops who control her.

Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie has no choice but to become a “CI”–a confidential informant.

Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he’s found the key in Sarie: her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs.

Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI: a quick study with a shockingly keen understanding of the criminal mind. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her–except what she’s learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant.

Which is bad news for the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #1373 turns out to be a very quick study…
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Crime

On Sale: February 24th 2015

Price: $24.98

ISBN-13: 9781478983385

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Praise

"A cunning, zippy, plot-twister . . . Swierczynski keeps the action pulsating along [with] an array of compelling characters, crisp dialogue, and pop culture references. . . . It's those touches [that] make Canary sing."—Daneet Steffens, Boston Globe
"Duane Swierczynski writes the 'new noir,' full of bad choices, courage, and sudden disaster, all delivered at a break-neck pace."—Charlaine Harris, author of the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels, including Dead Ever After
"Riveting . . . Sarie is a luminous character . . . Memorable characters, suspense, a native's portrait of a fascinating city, eruptions of spectacular violence-fans of hard-edged crime will love this one."—Booklist (starred review)
"Compulsive, written with wry humanity and a deft and thrilling touch for the unexpected"—Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
"This guy is a great storyteller. I never know what he is going to come up with or where he is going to take me."—Michael Connelly