A measure of darkness: a novel

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Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write “brilliant, page-turning fiction” (Stephen King).“As for the keen sense of drama, it must be a genetic trait. . . . The Kellermans show compassion for the survivors, including conscientious officials like Edison.”—The New York Times Book ReviewFormer star basketball player Clay Edison is busy. He’s solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. Plus his brother’s fresh out of prison, bringing with him a whole new set of complications. Then the phone rings in the dead of night. A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. For Clay and his fellow coroners, it’s the start of a long night and the first of many to come. The victims keep piling up. What begins as a community tragedy soon becomes lurid fodder for social media. Then the smoke clears and the real mystery emerges—one victim’s death doesn’t match the others. Brutalized and abandoned, stripped of ID, and left to die: She is Jane Doe, a human question mark. And it falls to Clay to give her a name and a voice. Haunted by the cruelty of her death, he embarks upon a journey into the bizarre, entering a hidden world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle. There, his relentless pursuit of the truth opens the gateway to a dark and baffling past—and brings him right into the line of fire.Praise for A Measure of Darkness“Edison is an interesting protagonist, a good man for whom finding the truth is more important than anything else, including his own safety. He’s gentle and strong, compassionate and ruthless, methodical and impulsive. A strong sequel to Crime Scene that will leave readers wanting to see more of Edison.”Booklist
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Grouping Titlemeasure of darkness
Grouping Authorjonathan kellerman
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-31 13:32:13PM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780399594632

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display_descriptionIt's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy. Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it's going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined. Because when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. She is the Unknown. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle; where right and wrong begin to blur.
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subject_facetAlameda County (Calif.) -- Fiction
California -- Alameda County
Coroners -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Edison, Clay, -- (Fictitious character)
Electronic books
FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Suspense
Murder -- Investigation
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
title_displayA measure of darkness : a novel
title_fullA Measure of Darkness A Novel
A measure of darkness : a novel / Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
title_shortA measure of darkness
title_suba novel
Edison, Clay
FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Suspense