Canary

Paperback | January 19, 2016

byDuane Swierczynski

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NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
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 averyquick study...

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NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVELIt'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 hi...

Duane Swierczynskiis the Edgar-nominated author of many crime thrillers, including the Shamus Award-winning Charlie Hardie series (Fun & Games,Hell & Gone,Point & Shoot),which was also nominated for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Barry awards. He's written over 200 comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Valiant and IDW and currently wr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316403199

ISBN - 13:9780316403191

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"Swierczynski's writing is sharp, and his plotting is topnotch, but it's his feel for his characters, and Sarie in particular, that sets Canary apart from other thrillers."-Mystery Scene Magazine