Michael Tolkin

Under Radar

A “provocative” psychological suspense novel about “a character who is bound inevitably to a disastrous past” (The Oregonian).
Years ago, Tom Levy worked an insurance scam that left him rich, but he is about to learn that wealth can’t always protect you from bad decisions. While vacationing in Jamaica, Tom witnesses a man goading his four-year-old daughter into a vulgar display on the dance floor. The man also happens to be married to the woman who has been capturing Tom’s own attention. Enraged, Tom vows he must pay with his life.
The next day, atop the Dunn’s River Falls, Tom kills the man in cold blood, in full view of witnesses—condemning himself to life in prison among the most brutal and hardened men of Jamaica. Does an elusive story hold the key to their salvation, and Tom’s own? And once Tom has told it, can he find a way to reenter the hearts of those he has left behind?
From the author of The Player, Under Radar was a Village Voice Favorite Book of the Year and blends elements of crime fiction and fable with an edge of black comedy.
“Applies an Old Testament vision with an up-to-the-second feel for the details of contemporary affluence . . . Compelling.” —The New York Times Book Review
185 printed pages
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