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Head of Zeus
The Three-Day Affair
The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos

Will, Jeffrey and Nolan have been friends since college. Their lives are normal, even boring. Until one shocking moment changes everything.

One night, in a moment of madness, Jeffrey robs a convenience store and drags the only witness into Will's car. Before they know it, Will, Jeffrey and Nolan are holding a young girl hostage, with no idea what to do next. They have three days to decide her fate. Three days to choose between right and wrong, prison and freedom. Three days to manipulate each other into a unanimous decision.

These ordinary men are already guilty of abduction and robbery. What else are they capable of?

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Jan 2013 * 256pp * £15.99 * 9781781850817
'With a combination of dread and glee I tore through this book and was sorry when it was over.'
Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter
'An outstanding thriller: graceful prose, terrific plot, unbearable suspense, and a narrator who will break your heart.'
John Lescroart
'A wonderful piece of literary suspense. Line by line, Michael Kardos dazzles with prose strength and style.'
Michael Koryta
'one of the most impressive debut novels I've ever read. Gripping and relentles'
Steve Hamilton
'Finely drawn characters, clever plotting, a fine surprise ending and graceful and economical storytelling'
Michael Kardos
Michael Kardos
Michael Kardos is the Pushcart Prize-winning author of the novel The Three-Day Affair and the story collection One Last Good Time. Originally from the Jersey Shore, he currently lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he teaches creative writing.
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