The Apex Predator

The Apex Predator

by Michael Koryta

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In this short story from New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta, a crime boss and his trusted enforce encounter their most dangerous adversary yet: innocence.

Dainius Belov had enjoyed an unprecedented run at the top of the city's crime empire since arriving from Russia in the spring of 1991. He was smart, he was ruthless, he was cautious, and he was protected by a man named Thor.
In their 22 years together, rivals had risen and fallen on a regular basis, and most often at Thor's hand. There was a time, maybe, when this role as primary enforcer would have bothered Thor. That time was hard for him to recall, though, and after enough years he was no longer certain it had ever existed. The craft of killing came to him in stages. First had been the obvious -- kill or be killed. It was important to be skilled in a violent world. In a place alive with predators, the apex predator lived the longest...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149650019
Publisher: InkWell
Publication date: 08/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 186,042
File size: 26 KB

About the Author

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta)is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, most recently THE PROPHET. His last three novels, THE RIDGE, THE CYPRESS HOUSE, and SO COLD THE RIVER were all New York Times notable books and nominated for several national and international awards. In addition to winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, his novel ENVY THE NIGHT was selected as a Reader's Digest condensed book. Koryta's work has been translated into more than twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.

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