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  • The Murder Room

Dead Man

Joe Gores

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

'Mr Gores writes some of the hardest, smoothest, most lucid prose in the field' New York Times Book Review

Once Eddie Dain had a life: a beautiful wife, a happy young son and a thriving business catching soft-core bad guys by computer. Then he hung onto an odd-looking case and made a mysterious enemy - one whose calling cards were two men with shotguns.

Now Eddie is reborn - as a dead man. Known by the single name of Dain, he pumps his body and his psyche as he follows a trail of sweaty white-collar crime to the steamy Louisiana bayous. Here, in this torrid landscape, is a woman on the run who can lead him to what he wants more than anything: the man who took everything from him ...

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Joe Gores

Joe Gores worked for 12 years as a private eye based in San Francisco before discovering that crime is the only fiction genre that lets you write anything you want while demanding you tell a story people want to read. Since this epiphany he has won three Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

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