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ISBN: 0316122610
Author: Michael Koryta
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition (August 7, 2012)
Pages: 416
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 467
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A new thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta: the killer of a teenage girl terrorizes a small town and reopens decades-old wounds.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers.

Michael Koryta's ninth book, The Prophet, is scheduled for release on August 7, 2012. After three paranormal thrillers, The Prophet is a return to Mr. Koryta's roots: a mystery set in northeast Ohio

Michael Koryta's ninth book, The Prophet, is scheduled for release on August 7, 2012. Koryta's roots: a mystery set in northeast Ohio. Since I am a fan of mysteries, a fan of Mr. Koryta, and a northeast Ohioan, I was excited to get my hands on a copy of this thriller. And I was not disappointed.

The crowd cheered, faculty joining the students, and Kent wanted to look away but he was standing out there in front of the whole school, and there were many eyes on him, so he just gave a small nod. and kept his hands folded in front of him, head down. Colin Mears did not address the fans, and Kent was glad of that, but Lorell had said his piece for him, and now Lorell led the school in a moment of silence in Rachel’s memory, reminding them all that while the Cardinals intended to go out and win a state championship, none of that really mattered. What mattered was Rachel

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is an American author of contemporary crime and supernatural fiction.

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is an American author of contemporary crime and supernatural fiction. His novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, and have won or been nominated for prizes and awards such as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, the Barry Award, the Quill Award, and the International Thriller Writers Awards.

Michael Koryta, widely hailed as one of the most exciting young thriller authors at work today, has written his . Koryta is a fantastic writer, and a remarkable storyteller

Michael Koryta, widely hailed as one of the most exciting young thriller authors at work today, has written his greatest novel ever-an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that Donald Ray Pollock has called one of the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I’ve read in my life. Koryta is a fantastic writer, and a remarkable storyteller. But his latest book, THE PROPHET, finds him at an entirely new level; I suspect it may be the novel that brings him the sort of widespread acclaim he's deserved all along. A gridiron metaphor would seem appropriate, given the crucial role football plays in The Prophet.

Michael Koryta, long hailed as one of the best young thriller writers at work today, has written his greatest novel ever - an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that proves why Michael Connelly has named him "one of the best of the best.

Author: Michael Koryta. Adam Austin hasn’t spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Michael Koryta, long hailed as one of the best young thriller writers at work today, has written his greatest novel ever-an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that proves why Michael Connelly has named him one of the best of the best.

Michael Koryta& novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of twenty-one

Michael Koryta& novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of twenty-one. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. Filmmaker Eric Shaw had a knack for getting the exact right shot-an unexplained tug that unerringly put him on the right path-until his temper killed his Hollywood career.

A new thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta: the killer of a teenage girl terrorizes a small town and reopens decades-old wounds. Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community.

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a part of them. Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Kent's team has a shot at the state championship, a welcome point of pride in a town that has had its share of hardships. Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered. As details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers, the two must confront their buried rage and grief-and unite to stop a killer. Michael Koryta, widely hailed as one of the most exciting young thriller authors at work today, has written his greatest novel ever-an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that Donald Ray Pollock has called "one of the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I've read in my life."

Comments:

Lemana
This thriller is one of the best books I've read in years. I wasn't sure what to expect, as the only Koryta novel I'd read was 'So Cold The River' and I wasn't a huge fan. Thus, I wasn't prepared for something this resonant and morally complex, while also being a terrific novel of suspense. The characters in this novel are wonderful. Each character, major or secondary, is natural, believable, someone you know. These are characters about whom you care deeply, which is how Koryta derives his suspense as much as he does from plot. The relationship between the two main characters, brothers, is rich and very affecting. Again, believable in the best sense. If you want a tense, superb thriller that also works as a terrific literary novel, this is it. Oh, and Koryta writes one hell of a gripping football game. 'Friday Night Lights' meets 'In Cold Blood' (see above) is a very apt description, down to Koryta's excellent prose.
Braswyn
I first became a fan of Michael Koryta just last year with the release of his supernatural mysteries, The Ridge and The Cypress House, so I have been eagerly awaiting his new book this year called The Prophet. For me, each Koryta book redefines the mystery genre in itself. While this new book does not contain any supernatural elements, Koryta takes his readers in a new and very satisfying direction.

The Prophet is the story of two Ohio brothers named Kent and Adam Austin. Both are haunted by an event from their teenage past - the disappearance and murder of their young sister. While Kent has recovered through faith in God, Adam cannot let go of the fact that he let down his sister. He memorializes her by preserving her bedroom and even goes there to talk to her.

Adam was once the small town hero on the high school football team. Now, his brother Kent is in the spotlight as team coach and is eager to lead his boys to a championship trophy. Koryta thoroughly researched football to write this story by spending a season with a high school team, and his hard work shows. Football plays an integral part in this story, and it really hit home for me as every Friday night of my high school years was spent on the field in the marching band.

When Adam helps a young girl find her father who has recently gotten out of jail, a mystery unfolds that revolves around the two brothers and the murder of their sister begins to resurface. I'll keep the details here vague so as not to give away any of the lead plot, but I will say Koryta takes the book in a very interesting direction. By the time we find out who the bad guy really is, we've discovered that not once have we been inside his head or even heard him speak in the text. Nope. While there is a good mystery here, it does not revolve around the sordid details of a vicious bad guy.

Instead, this is a story about brotherhood, on and off the field. It's about two blood brothers reconciling their differences and defeating their demons. The mystery at hand becomes an afterthought as the underlying themes of the book shine through.

And that's what I like about any Koryta book. I don't find them predictable and he doesn't follow a typical cookie cutter outline in plot structure. His characters are different and unique, and I relate to them every time.
JoJolar
I really enjoy this author and have read many of his books. I had just finished Last Words, which was one of the best books ever. Grabbed me from the start and had o many twists and turns. Fabulous. So when I started the Prophet I was looking foreword to it. But it was disappointing. Too much football talk. No characters that I really cared about. Had a difficult time finishing but I hung in there. And, unfortunately, the end was rather predictable. Oh well ... But the good news is that there's a sequel to Last Words coming out in August and I've preordered it.
Yozshubei
I grew up in a gritty Ohio industrial town before industry fled and the rust set in. But Lima, Ohio, in the 1950s seemed a lot more like Buzz Bissinger's Odessa, Texas, in Friday Night Lights than nearby Chambers, Ohio, of The Prophet by Michael Koryta. Even nearly 60 years ago, the racial tensions, the gangs, and the class conflicts were clearly in evidence in my home town, just as they were in Odessa decades later. Those overarching facts of life in the Rust Belt were hard to find in Chambers.

Instead, the story Koryta tells is a tale of two brothers whose lives are dominated by football and by the senseless murder of their sister 22 years ago. Adam Austin, the elder brother, now 40 and a bail bondsman, led Chambers High School to the team's last state championship as a bruising running back who cleared the field for one touchdown after another. His younger brother, Keith, is the winning football coach with an unbeaten team that could go all the way again this year. Keith, a devoutly religious man who is as much minister to the team as coach, is married and has two young children. Adam lives with the the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, now married to a man in state prison. With the murder of his sister still vivid in his mind on a daily basis, he spends most of his time either chasing criminals or bailing them out.

Adam and Keith are suddenly shocked out of their routines when a 17-year-old woman, the girlfriend of Keith's all-state running back, is brutally murdered the night the Chambers football team wins a place in the state finals. Rachel Bond's death so clearly parallels their sister's so many years ago that both brothers are drawn deeply into the unfolding investigation and the violence that follows.

The fictional town of Chambers figures in this story in its obsession with football, its economic troubles, and its location in Northeastern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, where rain and snow and cold penetrate every nook and cranny of life. Had Koryta delved more deeply into the underlying fissures of the town's society, The Prophet might have achieved literary distinction. However, as a novel of suspense that holds the reader's attention until the last mystery is solved, this book is superb.

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