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  • 1 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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3 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hallock Public Library HAR (Text) 35500006441800 New Checked out 04/27/2021
Warroad Public Library HAR (Text) 35500006440364 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013343686 New Available -
Fertile Public Library HAR (Text) 33500013343694 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250167729
  • ISBN: 1250167728
  • Physical Description: viii, 369 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul in New York Times bestselling author John Hart's singular style. Gibby's older brothers have already been to war. One died there. The other came back misunderstood and hard, a decorated killer now freshly released from a three-year stint in prison. Jason won't speak of the war or of his time behind bars, but he wants a relationship with the younger brother he hasn't known for years. Determined to make that connection, he coaxes Gibby into a day at the lake: long hours of sunshine and whiskey and older women. But the day turns ugly when the four encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road. Beautiful but drunk, one of the women taunts the prisoners, leading to a riot on the bus. The woman finds it funny in the moment, but is savagely murdered soon after. Given his violent history, suspicion turns first to Jason; but when the second woman is kidnapped, the police suspect Gibby, too. Determined to prove Jason innocent, Gibby must avoid the cops and dive deep into his brother's hidden life, a dark world of heroin, guns and outlaw motorcycle gangs. What he discovers there is a truth more bleak than he could have imagined: not just the identity of the killer and the reasons for Tyra's murder, but the forces that shaped his brother in Vietnam, the reason he was framed, and why the most dangerous man alive wants him back in prison."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    *Starred Review* We know there's always at least two years between John Hart's novels (The Hush, 2018) so you'd think we'd have the sense to pace ourselves a little when we open a new one. But no. As little as 10 pages into The Unwilling, we're galloping forward in the same headlong way we always have. Like his previous six books, this one, set in the Vietnam War–era, is a family novel at its core, but circling out from that core are multiple, tightly wound and well-constructed plot threads, Just released from prison, Jason French—disgraced Vietnam veteran and heroin dealer—plans a day of hanging out with his younger brother, Gibby, who is about to graduate from high school. Events quickly spin out of control, and soon Jason is back in prison, this time for murder, and Gibby is determined to prove his brother's innocence. But beyond that premise is much more: the real story of what happened to Jason in Vietnam, Gibby's troubled coming-of-age under the overprotective thumbs of his parents, and, most of all, there is Prisoner X, the Hannibal Lecter–like genius manipulating the action from his jail cell. Yes, there are wildly disparate parts at play here, but Hart keeps us engaged with all of them, subtly folding quiet, character-driven moments into the story while still powering the narrative toward an all-stops-out ending—and a chilling coda. Remember to breathe after you turn the last page. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Another scorcher from Hart, whose first six novels all were New York Times best-sellers. He's been rolling sevens from the start, so it's no surprise that his seventh book comes up a winner, too. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JOHN HART is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron House, Redemption Road, and The Hush. The only author in history to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel consecutively, John has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller's Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His novels have been translated into thirty languages and can be found in more than seventy countries.

Subject: Brothers > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Ex-convicts > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Malicious accusation > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Veterans > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Historical.
FICTION / War & Military.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
Brothers.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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