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Midnight

Midnight

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Midnight is a compulsively readable legal thriller by Kevin Egan that keeps tightening the screws with every page.How long can you hide a death?The New York County Courthouse, in Lower Manhattan, has its own rules and traditions. When a judge dies, the members of his staff keep their jobs until the end of that calendar year. So when Judge Alvin Canter quietly expires in his chambers on December 31st, his loyal clerk and secretary find themselves in a difficult situation. Their jobs will vanish at closing time—unless they can conceal the judge’s death until after midnight.Neither Tom Carroway nor Carol Scilingo can afford to be out of work. Tom is deeply in debt to an impatient loan shark, while Carol is a struggling single mom whose young son and aging mother depend heavily on her. And both Tom and Carol have secrets they’re desperate to keep hidden.Their plan seems simple enough: make it look like the judge died at home on New Year’s Day. But that’s before other people get involved: a crooked union boss, a brutal mob enforcer, and Carol’s suspicious ex-boyfriend. . . .Pretty soon, Tom and Carol find themselves over their heads in an increasingly dangerous conspiracy. And if they’re not very careful, more than one body may be discovered in the new year.
Midnight is a compulsively readable legal thriller by Kevin Egan that keeps tightening the screws with every page.How long can you hide a death?The New York County Courthouse, in Lower Manhattan, has its own rules and traditions. When a judge dies, the members of his staff keep their jobs until the end of that calendar year. So when Judge Alvin Canter quietly expires in his chambers on December 31st, his loyal clerk and secretary find themselves in a difficult situation. Their jobs will vanish at closing time—unless they can conceal the judge’s death until after midnight.Neither Tom Carroway nor Carol Scilingo can afford to be out of work. Tom is deeply in debt to an impatient loan shark, while Carol is a struggling single mom whose young son and aging mother depend heavily on her. And both Tom and Carol have secrets they’re desperate to keep hidden.Their plan seems simple enough: make it look like the judge died at home on New Year’s Day. But that’s before other people get involved: a crooked union boss, a brutal mob enforcer, and Carol’s suspicious ex-boyfriend. . . .Pretty soon, Tom and Carol find themselves over their heads in an increasingly dangerous conspiracy. And if they’re not very careful, more than one body may be discovered in the new year.

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Publish date: Jul 2, 2013
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This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
MIDNIGHT
Copyright © 2013 by Kevin Egan All rights reserved. A portion of this book appeared in the January–February 2010 issue of
 Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
. A Forge BookPublished by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC175 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10010 www .tor -forge .com Forge
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 is a registered trademark of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.Library of Congress Cataloging- in- Publication DataEgan, Kevin Midnight / Kevin Egan.— 1st ed. p. cm. “A Tom Doherty Associates Book.” ISBN 978- 0- 7653- 3526- 5 (hardcover)  ISBN 978- 1- 4668- 2211- 5 (e-book)  I. Title. PS3605.G355M53 2013 813'.6—dc23 2013003724Forge books may be purchased for educational, business, or promotional use. For infor-mation on bulk purchases, please contact Macmillan Corporate and Premium Sales Department at 1- 800- 221- 7945 extension 5442 or write specialmarkets@macmillan . com.First Edition: July 2013Printed in the United States of America0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
 
Halfway up the steps the judge stopped to grab the handrail. It was a silver metal handrail, stainless steel and so cold that if there had been any moisture on his skin it would have bound him immediately. But he had no moisture, not on his skin or even in his mouth. He felt dry, but not merely the midwinter dry from low humidity and blasting steam pipes. He felt des-iccated, as if he could collapse into dust and blow away.He took a deep breath, worked his free hand under his top-coat and between the two flaps of his scarf. His heart gave one more of those crazy thumps, then steadied. He slid his other hand up the rail, gripped tight, and pulled himself up and out of the subway station.The sky over Foley Square was flat gray, brightening to yel-low only where the sun hung in the notch between the two federal court houses. The wind blew hard, tumbling flattened coffee cups and grimy newspaper pages across his path. Up ahead, a man stood with one foot raised on the edge of the foun-tain and his hands shoved into the pockets of his peacoat. He wore a floppy black cap, faded jeans tight to his stubby legs.
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In Egan's promising debut, the death of Manhattan judge Alvin Canter on New Year's Eve in his chambers presents a serious problem to his law clerk, Tom Carroway, and his secretary, Carol Scilingo. When a judge dies, the members of his staff keep their jobs until the end of the year, so the two are suddenly faced with unemployment at the end of the day unless they can make it appear as if the judge died after midnight. Carol is a single parent and the only support for her son, Nick, and her mother, Rose, while Tom is heavily in debt to some unsavory people and his "collection agent" is not the patient sort. Tom comes up with a plan to keep the judge from being discovered until the new year, but complications arise. Some late action twists and reversals ensure that nothing turns out as expected. Egan deftly parlays a simple administrative rule and the desperation of regular people into a thrilling read. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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In Egan's promising debut, the death of Manhattan judge Alvin Canter on New Year's Eve in his chambers presents a serious problem to his law clerk, Tom Carroway, and his secretary, Carol Scilingo. When a judge dies, the members of his staff keep their jobs until the end of the year, so the two are suddenly faced with unemployment at the end of the day unless they can make it appear as if the judge died after midnight. Carol is a single parent and the only support for her son, Nick, and her mother, Rose, while Tom is heavily in debt to some unsavory people and his "collection agent" is not the patient sort. Tom comes up with a plan to keep the judge from being discovered until the new year, but complications arise. Some late action twists and reversals ensure that nothing turns out as expected. Egan deftly parlays a simple administrative rule and the desperation of regular people into a thrilling read. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2013-05-20, Publishers Weekly
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