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In the tradition of Scott Smith’s A Simple Plan and James Sallis’s Drive comes a riveting debut novel about a small-time rock band drummer caught up in a friend’s kidnapping of a young girl.
The Three-Day Affair
The Mysterious Press
978-0-8021-2181-3 • $14.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2013
“The Three-Day Affair never stops roaring, the pages blurring by, dangerously accelerating.” Esquire
“Original.” The New York Times
Will, Jeffrey, Evan, and Nolan have been friends since their undergrad days at Princeton. After graduation, they took different paths. Will is a failed musician still reeling from the tragic death of a bandmate, Jeffrey got rich from the dot-com boom, Nolan is a state senator with national aspirations, and Evan is about to make partner at a major New York law firm. Their friendships have bent without breaking for years, until one shocking moment changes everything.
One night on a drive, they make a routine stop at a convenience store. Within moments, a manic Jeffrey emerges, dragging a young woman with him. He shoves her into Will’s car and shouts a single word: “Drive!” Shaken and confused, Will obeys.
Suddenly four men find themselves completely out of their element, holding a young girl hostage without the slightest idea of what to do next or why she’s there to begin with. They’re already guilty of kidnapping and robbery: it’s only a matter of time before they find out the terrible depths of what else they might be capable of. For these men, three days will decide their fatebetween freedom and prison, innocence and guilt . . . and life and death. The Three-Day Affair marks the emergence of a truly talented new crime writer in Michael Kardos.