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Lamb & Lavagnino

The Binding

A Lamb and Lavagnino Mystery

About the Book

Fans of Marisha Pessl and Christopher Moore will be captivated by the twists and turns of E.Z. Rinsky's second chilling noir mystery

When a U.S. Senator offers to have private investigator Frank Lamb’s criminal record wiped clean in return for retrieving a set of old books, he jumps at the opportunity. In the five years since his last paying job he’s been an international fugitive, separated from his daughter Sadie. He’s willing to do anything to return to normal life.

But once Frank and his old partner, Courtney Lavagnino, get to work, it becomes clear that the job is far more treacherous than they’d assumed. The books were written in prison by Oliver Vicks, a self-proclaimed prophet with a trail of grisly murders behind him. Frank and Courtney are soon piecing together a horrifying puzzle, devised by a prisoner who seems more god than man. 

In this riveting follow-up to the award-nominated Palindrome, Frank and Courtney find themselves mired in a tangle of desperation, cult-like fervor, and deception that will lead them to uncover an evil of biblical proportions.

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Critical Praise

“Imagine the best of Dashiell Hammett, Thomas Harris, and David Lynch all rolled into one and you’ve got The Binding, E.Z. Rinsky’s smart, tense, and otherworldly detective novel. Not to be missed!” —Andy Davidson, author of In the Valley of the Sun

“E.Z. Rinsky’s PI, Frank Lamb, grabs you and doesn’t let go. Get ready. The Binding will take you on a wild, entertaining ride!” —Carrie Smith,  Author of The Claire Codella Mysteries: Silent City and Forgotten City

“In The Binding E.Z. Rinsky gives us intricate plotting, vivid imagination, and weird and wonderful characters. Read the book.” —David C. Taylor – Edgar nominated and Nero Wolfe winning- author of Night Life

“Chill-inducing, mesmerizing and more than a little twisted, E.Z. Rinsky’s The Binding is the book you’ll stay up all night to read.” —Libby Cudmore, author of The Big Rewind

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062495464
  • ISBN 10: 0062495461
  • Imprint: Witness Impulse
  • On Sale: 07/04/2017
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price: 2.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

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