In A True Light

In A True Light

A Novel of Crime

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Sloane, an unsuccessful but talented artist, discovers that a long-ago love affair had resulted in a child, but when he searches for his daughter, he suddenly finds himself embroiled in a web of criminal violence, police investigations, dangerous alliances, and murder.

Perseus Publishing
Sloane’s past in New York’s bohemian 1950s is never far from the slippery surface of his present in this stylish noir tale from John Harvey, the award-winning novelist touted by the London Times as ?the King of Crime.” Nearing sixty, Sloane has just finished serving two years in an English prison for art forgery, when he’s summoned to Pisa by Jane Graham, the celebrated artist with whom he had an affair four decades before, in New York. Now on her deathbed, Jane reveals that Sloane fathered a child with her. Jane’s last wish is that he find their missing daughter. Sloane agrees, but his trouble only begins when he locates the confused, edgy Connie. Let alone that she is wasting her bluesy voice singing in New York’s smalltime jazz clubs; she is wasting her life big-time on Vincent Delaney, her volatile mob-connected manager. An unfamiliar paternal instinct pulls Sloane into Connie’s rescue and a maelstrom of criminal violence, serial murder, police procedures, hard truths, and increasingly dangerous consequences.

Sloane's past in New York's bohemian 1950s is never far from the slippery surface of his present in this stylish noir tale from John Harvey, the award-winning novelist touted by the London Times as "the King of Crime." Nearing sixty, Sloane has just finished serving two years in an English prison for art forgery, when he's summoned to Pisa by Jane Graham, the celebrated artist with whom he had an affair four decades before, in New York. Now on her deathbed, Jane reveals that Sloane fathered a child with her. Jane's last wish is that he find their missing daughter. Sloane agrees, but his trouble only begins when he locates the confused, edgy Connie. Let alone that she is wasting her bluesy voice singing in New York's smalltime jazz clubs; she is wasting her life big-time on Vincent Delaney, her volatile mob-connected manager. An unfamiliar paternal instinct pulls Sloane into Connie's rescue and a maelstrom of criminal violence, serial murder, police procedures, hard truths, and increasingly dangerous consequences.


Blackwell North Amer
Sloane at sixty is a talented if conventionally unsuccessful painter who has just finished serving two years in an English prison for art forgery. On his return to his studio in North London he discovers among the junk mail and trash a letter forwarded to him two months earlier from an old address. Though Sloane does not recognize immediately the sender's spidery hand, he will never forget the barely decipherable name - Jane Graham - on the back of the envelope. Nor can he now resist the summons of the older, more celebrated artist with whom he'd had a passionate affair four decades before, during his bohemian days, in New York. In Pisa, at Jane's deathbed, Sloane learns that with her he fathered a child, Connie, from whom she has in recent years become estranged. Jane's last wish is that Sloane find their daughter.
Sloane agrees, but his trouble only begins when he locates the confused, edgy Connie. Let alone that she is wasting her bluesy voice singing In New York's low-class jazz clubs; she is wasting her life on Vincent Delaney, her volatile, mob-connected manager who may have killed his last mistress and has brutalized two others. Sloane could leave, but an unfamiliar paternal instinct pulls him, instead, into a maelstrom of criminal violence, a risky police investigation, painful alliances, hard truths, and increasingly dangerous consequences.

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& Taylor

Summoned to the deathbed of celebrated painter Jane Graham, Sloane, an unsuccessful but talented artist just out of prison where he served two years for art forgery, discovers that a long-ago love affair had resulted in a child, but when he searches for his long-lost daughter, he suddenly finds himself embroiled in a web of criminal violence, police investigations, dangerous alliances, and murder.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2002
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786710539
0786710535
Branch Call Number: F HAR
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 24 cm

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