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The Attack
9780525541752 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Action & Adventure Dec 01, 2020
$37.00 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9 in 368 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
A dead girl, a wealthy family, and indications of drug use. It’s a toxic mix that leads Philadelphia detective Matt Payne deep into an unexpected maelstrom of deceit and madness in the latest entry in the New York Times-bestselling Badge of Honor series.

In the dark shadows of downtown Philadelphia, the body of a seventeen-year-old suburban high school cheerleader, clad only in her uniform top and with massive bruising on her throat, is found floating in the Delaware River.

When Homicide sergeant Matt Payne surveys the scene, he shakes his head at yet another vicious murder in a city that’s suffering a record number of killings. And he knows this one, involving the petite, pretty daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, will play long and loud in the media.

Payne soon learns that the father had his vessel outfitted with miniature security cameras. Almost the entire crime was captured as digital video. Despite some imperfections, the video shows—in painful, shocking detail—what happened. And who the parents feared was responsible: the University of Pennsylvania student, an ill-mannered and arrogant Middle Easterner with movie-star looks, who they had forbidden their daughter to see again.

Still, it’s not case closed. The murderer has gone underground. Payne races to find the killer before he can unleash an even more savage attack.

Story Locale: Philadelphia

Series Overview: The bestselling series exploring the lives and deeds of the brave men and women of the Philadelphia Police force.

A MAJOR BESTSELLING SERIES: The fourteenth book in Griffin’s New York Times-bestselling Philadelphia police saga.

POLICE DRAMAS RICH WITH DETAIL: As with his military novels, Griffin set out to portray the authentic inner workings of the police community, up and down the ranks.

STRONG FAN BASE: The books are so beloved within the Philadelphia police community that Griffin has been made a member of the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Delaware.

W. E. B. Griffin was the author of seven bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and Clandestine Operations. He passed away in February 2019.

William E. Butterworth IV has been a writer and editor for major newspapers and magazines for more than twenty-five years, and has worked closely with his father for several years on the editing of the Griffin books. He is the coauthor of several novels in the Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and Clandestine Operations series. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Author Residence: Alabama, Argentina, and Florida

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Praise for the New York Times-bestselling authors W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

“Griffin has the knack…one of those writers who sets his novel before you in short, fierce, stop-for-nothing scenes. Before you know it, you’ve gobbled it up.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“If God is truly in the details, then Griffin must be the pope of police procedurals. What’s amazing is that all these factoids don’t slow down the story’s considerable momentum for a minute.”—Publishers Weekly

“Speedy plotting, lively entertainment.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Griffin’s books sell millions. They deserve it!”—Houston Chronicle

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