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True Detective

by Theodore Weesner


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The True Detective, Gil Dulac, is a small town police investigator who sees his sleepy city of Portsmouth, NH, being infested with a sexual pathology that, in its breadth of depravity, is breaking out like a pandemic. It's no surprise to Dulac then, when a twelve-year-old boy turns up missing. Child abduction grips the city, along with Dulac's obsessive sense of justice. Now, as the clock winds down on a horrifying reality, Dulac must use his wits, his resolve and his deepest life experiences to recover the boy alive.

In the spirit of Truman Capote's, In Cold Blood, Weesner takes the reader deep into the conflicting desires and motivations of a broken family, a sexually confused perpetrator, and an immensely complex investigating detective, to create a lightning-fast literary thriller that is both powerful and heartbreakingly realistic. Weesner's unflinching insight and master storytelling combine to create a rare breed of novel: an absolute page-turner that rises to the level of great American literature.

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Theodore Weesner (Author)

Theodore Weesner, born in Flint, Michigan, is aptly described as a "writers' writer" by the larger literary community. His short works have been published in the New Yorker, Esquire, Saturday Evening Post, Atlantic Monthly and Best American Short ...

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