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Surrender, New York: a novel

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "Imaginative and fulfilling . . . an addictive contemporary crime procedural."--Michael Connelly,  The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)   Caleb Carr, the author of  The Alienist  and  The Angel of Darkness,  returns with a contemporary, edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring the brilliant but unconventional criminal psychologist Dr. Trajan Jones. In the small town of Surrender in upstate New York, Dr. Jones, a psychological profiler, and Dr. Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, teach online courses in profiling and forensic science from Jones's family farm. Once famed advisors to the New York City Police Department, Trajan and Li now work in exile, having made enemies of those in power. Protected only by farmhands and Jones's unusual "pet," the outcast pair is unexpectedly called in to consult on a disturbing case. In rural Burgoyne County, a pattern of strange deaths has emerged: adolescent boys and girls are found murdered in gruesome fashion. Senior law enforcement officials are quick to blame a serial killer, yet their efforts to apprehend this criminal are peculiarly ineffective. Jones and Li soon discover that the victims are all "throwaway children," a new state classification of young people who are neither orphans, runaways, nor homeless, but who are abandoned by their families and left to fend for themselves. Two of these throwaways, Lucas Kurtz and his older sister, Ambyr, cross paths with Jones and Li, offering information that could blow the case wide open. As the stakes grow higher, Jones and Li must not only unravel the mystery of how the throwaways died but also defend themselves and the Kurtz siblings against shadowy agents who don't want the truth to get out. Jones believes the real story leads back to the city where both he and Dr. Kreizler did their greatest work. But will Jones and Li be able to trace the case to New York before they fall victim to the murderous forces that stalk them? Tautly paced and richly researched, Surrender, New York brings to life the grim underbelly of a prosperous nation--and those most vulnerable to its failings. This brilliant novel marks another milestone in Caleb Carr's triumphant literary suspense career. Praise for Surrender, New York "[A] page-turning thriller . . . For maximum enjoyment: surrender, reader." -- The Wall Street Journal   "Every word of fiction Carr has produced seems to have been written in either direct or indirect conversation with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, even those that take place in contemporary times, like this one. . . .  [ Surrender, New York ] allows Carr to deploy his indisputable gift for the gothic and the macabre, and the pursuit is suspenseful and believable." -- USA Today "[A] long-awaited return." -- O: The Oprah Magazine   "[An] engrossing mystery." -- Library Journal "A compulsive read . . . Carr once again delivers a high-stakes thriller featuring a new band of clever, determined outcasts. . . . With gut-punching twists and the potential for a sequel, this intelligent, timely thriller will be savored by Carr's fans and new readers alike." -- Booklist (starred review) "Carr's many fans will find this well worth the wait." -- Kirkus Reviews
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subject_facetAbandoned children -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.), -- setting
Police -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Upstate New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_displaySurrender, New York : a novel
title_fullSurrender, New York : a novel / Caleb Carr
Surrender, New York : a novel [electronic resource] / Caleb Carr
Surrender, New York A Novel
title_shortSurrender, New York
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topic_facetAbandoned children
Fiction
Investigation
Literature
Murder
Mystery
Police
Thriller