Dr. Pietro Brnwa is on the run from the Mob he used to kill for. With a new name and a new job that’s tolerable only because it keeps him alive, he’s looking for a way to hurt the Mob so badly that it will leave them alone forever.

Dr. Violet Hurst is a sexy and self-destructive paleontologist in the employ of a reclusive billionaire whose obsession with an urban legend living in the woods of Minnesota can’t possibly be justified. Or can it?

The offer of a job protecting Violet while she finds out could be just the opportunity Pietro’s been looking for. Alternatively, of course, it could be a hellish morass of murder, corruption, insanity, and international drug smuggling, not to mention the occasional lake monster. But what are the odds of that?

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“It’s so rare that you see a really brilliant writer who is committed, 100%, in every sentence, to giving you a good time. Bazell is, and he does.”

– Lev Grossman, Time Magazine
About

Josh Bazell has a BA in writing from Brown University and an MD from Columbia. His first book, Beat The Reaper, was a New York Times bestseller, was one of Time’s ten best novels of 2009, and has been published in thirty-two languages. It is currently being developed into a TV series by HBO. Josh Bazell lives in Brooklyn.