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Bill Loehfelm
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Loehfelm follows Fresh Kills (2008), which won Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award, with another novel that mines the emotional dynamics of family relationships, if with fewer thrills. Kevin Curran, a history teacher at a Staten Island community college, is surprised when his younger brother, Danny, turns up after years spent on the street as a drug addict. Danny, who's kicked his habit but is now working for a local crime kingpin, persuades Kevin to help him dig up several bodies buried on the grounds of the long-abandoned Bloodroot Children's Hospital, a horrifying concentration camp-like institution for kids from which Danny was adopted. Soon Kevin finds himself enmeshed in a complicated plan involving an illegal property development project. The action gets moving in the final pages, but by then some readers will feel they know a lot about Kevin and Danny but not enough about the evil scientists and unspeakable crimes associated with Bloodroot. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Kevin Curran
History teacher at a community college; reunited with his brother.

Danny Curran
Recovering drug addict
Spent 3 years on the street as a heroin addict; has returned home; works for a local crime lord who wants him to dig up several bodies from an abandoned children's asylum for an illegal property development project.
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