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The Governor’s Wife

The Governor's Wife by Michael Harvey
May 17, 2016 | 256 Pages
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 ”Harvey makes political corruption personal: this isn’t a story of anonymous millions being shuffled between various offshore accounts. The consequence of every decision in Kelly’s gritty world bleeds.”
—Kirkus Starred Review 
“The Governor’s Wife is deeply rooted in Chicago: its neighborhoods, its ethnic communities, its politics. [It’s a book that’s] replete with surprises. Every time the reader turns the page and thinks he knows what he’s going to encounter, there’s Harvey waiting to wallop him with a sandbag. Harvey does that: he surprises you. Repeatedly. Read this book. You’ll enjoy it a lot.”
—Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
“Harvey… knows Chicago like Raymond Chandler knew Los Angeles, and these mean streets come alive even as bodies pile up.” 
—Library Journal Starred Review

“With his snappy patter, jaded outlook, weakness for mysterious women and proficiency at violence, this former cop is squarely in the tradition of the classic gumshoes… Deft characterizations and lean, mean plotting.”
Chicago Tribune

“Michael Harvey writes frugally but in a fast-paced style that will have you turning pages at a rapid rate. The Governor’s Wife is like the city Harvey loves – gritty, complex and with few frills. Michael Harvey captures the spirit of his city and its quirky history in ways that few writers can accomplish. He is a joy to read.” 
Illinois Times

“Harvey’s book is written in the taut, spare style of modern-day noir. It’s an enjoyable ride…  In his latest book, he’s a master.”
San Antonio Express News

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