October 16, 2008

A Cure for Night by Justin Peacock

Peacock’s debut novel is a marvelous page-turner, and I loved his writing.   Cure for Night deals with the law, lawyers, bad guys, and a few good guys.  In Peacocks able hands the law and court become a contest over who tells the best story, fiction or non-fiction.  Doesn’t matter, just win.   Here’s a quote from the book:

“That’s what the criminal law is: it’s how the day tries to correct the night’s mistakes. Most of my cases, people have done something they never would’ve dreamed of doing in broad daylight.”

“What does that make us?” I said. “The night’s janitors?”

“We’re absolutely that,” Myra said, sipping her cosmo. “What else do we do but clean up after it? That’s why we’ll never run out of work. Not unless someone invents a cure for night.”

1 comment

  1. Sounds like one I'd like. I'll have to put it on my list of books to look for.


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