MANHATTAN AFFAIR Seduces Book Critics and Mystery and Crime Aficionados Nationwide
NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the tradition of Pete Hamill and John Grisham, MANHATTAN AFFAIR is a book Kirkus Reviews calls, “A smart, thrilling medley of twisted relationships, unrequited love and closely guarded secrets….A wickedly suspenseful thriller.”
A blend of 90s New York City nostalgia mixed with murder and sex, MANHATTAN AFFAIR portrays a world of secrets and lies which entwine the lives of three former New England college classmates: Jared “Jed” Chase, Steve Cahill, and Morris Bergman. Already a pre-publication toast of the town, Steve Fishman from New York magazine beams, “Think ‘Bright Lights, Big City‘ meets ‘Body Heat.’ This is a steamy love story wrapped in a thriller. More than that it’s a romance between a man and a city, a city familiar, welcoming, magical, and fading. You won’t stop turning the pages until the sad, powerful ending. I know I couldn’t.”
At the heart of MANHATTAN AFFAIR lies Jed Chase, a good-looking, easy-going early 40-something who he has a secure job in advertising. He’s lived a charmed, upper middle class and anchored life; that is until he falls for Katherine Cahill, a seductive and dangerous beauty whose dark secrets threaten to destroy Jed Chase’s dreams, his career, even his life.
MANHATTAN AFFAIR (www.facebook.com/manhattanaffair.com) portrays New York City as many things: a proving ground, a high rolling cavalcade for the rich, or a palimpsest of memories–a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times. As much a thriller as it is a gripping portrait of the city of yesterday, MANHATTAN AFFAIR is a new fiction classic from first time author Jack Sussek. Praised by Warren Adler (author of The War of the Roses) as “an insightful and fast paced look into the hidden world of moneyed New Yorkers,” Sussek captures a city that existed on the cusp of the digital and tech revolution, a city of mom and pop stores and corner pubs and familiar haunts. An eloquent portrait of a city and an epoch, this book is not to be missed by CIA buffs, suspense fans, or enthusiasts of New York City. Sussek writes in a vivid, provocative style that immediately engages, rather pulls in, the reader as a confidant.
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