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Area of Suspicion

A Novel

by John D. MacDonald Author · Dean Koontz Author of introduction, etc.


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Area of Suspicion, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.

Four years ago, Gevan Dean fled his hometown for a peaceful life under the Florida sun after catching his fiancée, Niki, in the arms of his brother. But now Ken Dean is dead—murdered by a thief, the police say—and Gevan's presence is desperately needed at the helm of the family business, where a classic power struggle between old guard and new blood appears to be unfolding. But everywhere he turns, Gevan finds only questions and confusion. The new production chief, a man who's both feared and respected, harbors mysterious motives. A colonel from the Pentagon is supervising the company's defense contracts. And Niki, a grieving widow, seems all too eager to pick up where they left off. But Gevan doesn't suspect the truth behind Ken's murder—until he's caught in a complex web of corruption and intrigue too deadly to ignore.

Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz

Praise for John D. MacDonald

"The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."—Stephen King

"My favorite novelist of all time."—Dean Koontz

"To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."—Kurt Vonnegut

"A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."—Mary Higgins Clark

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Random House Publishing Group
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John D. MacDonald (Author)

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Write...

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