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BRIGHTON

The New Novel by Michael Harvey

 

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 "I HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF MICHAEL HARVEY'S BOOKS, BUT HIS LATEST, BRIGHTON, IS HIS BEST. I COULDN'T STOP READING."

JOHN GRISHAM

Brighton is the f***ing bomb!   I loved it!” 
Stephen king

 

“A magnificent new voice.”
—MICHAEL CONNELLY

 

"A POWERFUL NEW VOICE IN CRIME WRITING." —PHILIP KERR 

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“You came back herE to bury your past. . . 
thing is, you gottA kill it first.”

Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was fifteen when he left town in the back of his uncle’s cab. He and his buddy, Bobby Scales, had just committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Kevin didn’t want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin’s future would remain bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work. But in Brighton, things never work the way they’re supposed to. 

Twenty-six years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Boston Globe. He’s never been back to his old block, having avoided his family and, especially, Bobby Scales. Then he learns his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. All of a sudden Kevin’s headed home—to protect a friend and the secret they share. In order to report this story to the end and safeguard those he loves, he must face not only an elusive, slippery killer, but also his own corrupted conscience. 

A powerhouse of a thriller, Brighton is a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, debts owed, and old wrongs made right . . . no matter what the cost. 

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Film rights to Brighton were sold to GK Films and Graham King, producer of
The Departed and The Town.

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AUTHOR

 

Michael is the best-selling author of seven crime novels, The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game, The Governor’s Wife and Brighton, slated for release in June of 2016. 

Michael is also an investigative reporter, documentary producer and co-creator, producer and executive producer of A&E’s groundbreaking forensic series, Cold Case Files.

Michael’s investigative journalism and documentary work has won multiple news Emmys and CableACE awards, numerous national and international film festival awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, two Prime-Time Emmy nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Michael was also selected by the Chicago Tribune as Chicagoan of the Year in Literature for 2011.

Michael holds a bachelors degree, magna cum laude with honors, in classical languages from Holy Cross College, a law degree with honors from Duke University and a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Michael is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

 Michael was born in Boston and lives in Chicago. 

 

News & Reviews

 

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“A masterpiece of crime fiction, filled with fascinating characters and sparkling dialogue and visceral atmosphere and riveting tension, plus no shortage of terrific twists.” 
—CHRIS PAVONE, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats
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Chicagoan of the Year



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“Masterful... With a gritty atmosphere, extraordinary characters, and several stunning twists... Strongly recommended for fans of Dennis Lehane.”
—BOOKLIST (starred review) 
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"BRIGHTON, by Michael Harvey: Helluva Boston crime novel. Helluva novel, period. If you liked THE DEPARTED, you'll like this."

Stephen King

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Combing Cold Case Files With Michael Harvey, Fresh Air, NPR



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“Crackles with a dangerous energy and makes you hold on until the final page."
—IVY POCHODA, author of Visitation Street
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“Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey’s fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences.”
—KIRKUS (starred review)
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Michael Harvey on Morning Blend, Today's TMJ4

 

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“Harvey does for the Windy City what Michael Connelly did for Los Angeles: He commandeers it, warts and all, and wrangles it into his fiction.”
—Julia Keller, The Chicago Tribune
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“Riveting. . . . Harvey’s gritty tribute to the working-class neighborhoods of his youth is as authentically captured as the best of Dennis Lehane.  Fans of Martin Scorsese’s film The Departed will love the violent twists and turns of the novel’s final chapters.”

—Library Journal (starred review)

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21 | 6:30PM

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23  |  7:00PM

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Media Inquiries

Rachel Elinsky
HarperCollinsPublishers
195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Tel. 212.207.7178
rachel.elinsky@harpercollins.com

 

Agent

David Gernert
The Gernert Company
136 E. 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212-838-7777
info@thegernertco.com

 

 

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