48 Hours to Kill: A Thriller

48 Hours to Kill: A Thriller

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A prison inmate on furlough learns a terrible secret about his sister's mysterious death--and descends back into the criminal underworld to uncover the truth, in this action-packed thrill ride James Patterson calls the best thriller I've read all year.

Serving a ten-year sentence in a Nevada prison for armed robbery, Ethan Lockhart hopes that he can one day become a productive, law-abiding member of society. But society has other plans for Ethan. When he's given a forty-eight-hour furlough to attend his sister Abby's funeral, he learns that her body was never found--just enough blood to declare her dead instead of missing--and he begins to suspect that there's more to her death than was reported. Ethan decides to use his forty-eight-hour window to find out what happened. But to get to the bottom of the mystery, he'll have to return to his unsavory past.

Ethan teams up with his sister's best friend Whitney in a search for the truth. United in their shared grief, their chemistry--both emotional and physical--also begins to heat up. But romance goes on hold as the suspects mount. Ethan's old boss, Shark, a mid-level loan shark now heads a criminal empire. As Ethan and Whitney uncover more clues, they become convinced that Shark is responsible for the murder, but they have no proof.

If Ethan is going to solve his sister's murder in forty-eight hours, he will have to become the criminal he swore he'd never be again.


Author: Andrew Bourelle
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Published: 12/07/2021
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781643858401

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/11/2021
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2021

About the Author
Andrew Bourelle is the author of the novel Heavy Metal and coauthor with James Patterson of Texas Ranger and Texas Outlaw. His short stories have been published widely in literary magazines and fiction anthologies. He is an associate professor of English at the University of New Mexico.