Assault With A Deadly Lie: A Nick Hoffman Novel Of Suspense

Hardcover | October 14, 2014

byLev Raphael

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Successful professor Nick Hoffman finds his secure, happy, college-town life changed forever after a nightmarish encounter with police. But even when that horrible night is over, life doesn't return to normal. Someone is clearly out to destroy him. Nick and his partner Stefan Borowski face an escalating series of threats that lead to a brutal and stunning confrontation.
            A novel of suspense set in the academic world, Assault with a Deadly Lie probes the disturbing psychological impact of slander, harassment, stalking, police brutality, and the loss of personal safety. What will Nick do when his world threatens to collapse? How can he reestablish order in a suddenly chaotic life?
            Assault with a Deadly Lie, the eighth installment of Lev Raphael's Nick Hoffman Mysteries, propels the series to a new level of danger and intrigue as Nick and Stefan are catapulted out of their tranquil existence by shocking accusations.

Finalist, Midwest Book Award for Mystery/Thriller Fiction, Midwest Independent Publishers Association

“A riveting great read for mystery/suspense fans, author Lev Raphael once again documents his impressive gifts as a storyteller, holding the reader’s rapt attention from beginning to end with unexpected plot twists and surprise twists.”—Jack Mason, Midwest Book Review
 
“Raphael portrays with frightening power the wrenching experience of victimization by the corporatized, PR-prioritized groves of academia, where both men teach, and by local authorities militarized into SWAT teams practicing police brutality. . . . The compelling core of this unusual novel is Raphael’s depiction of the agonizing reality of victims’ shame, in which someone ‘feels doubly exposed talking about the violation’ and so says nothing.”—Booklist
 
“Professor Nick Hoffman learns that even tenure can’t guarantee real security.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Successful professor Nick Hoffman finds his secure, happy, college-town life changed forever after a nightmarish encounter with police. But even when that horrible night is over, life doesn't return to normal. Someone is clearly out to destroy him. Nick and his partner Stefan Borowski face an escalating series of threats that lead to a...

Lev Raphael is the author of twenty-four books in genres from mystery to memoir, including The Edith Wharton Murders, Burning Down the House, and My Germany. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. He teaches creative writing at Michigan State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029930230X

ISBN - 13:9780299302306

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“It’s a terrifying thought: the idea that someone can accuse you of a crime, and a SWAT team shows up at your door and drags you away. . . . Raphael makes it quite clear that no one is immune.”—Mystery Scene