A year ago, Danny Ryan lost his wife and son in a car accident. He’s still reeling from the tragedy when Michael Cohen, his friend and fellow journalist, drives into the pond in front of his house with a bullet through his gut.
With Michael’s death ruled a murder, Danny must work to get his name crossed off the list of suspects, and that means digging into Michael’s last article, an expose of the twisted side of Philadelphia politics. But powerful people are ready to kill to protect what Michael was about to uncover, and if Danny’s not careful, he’ll be next.
The dark heart of the city is on display in Sarah Cain’s gripping debut thriller, The 8th Circle.
“This dark thriller is a fast-paced plunge.”
—Kirkus starred review
“Ryan is a perfect hero; with nothing left to lose, he’s incorruptible. One can certainly see the brooding journalist making a compelling series lead.”
“Cain’s intricately plotted first novel…makes for exciting reading.”
“Darkly twisted and tightly written, this debut novel is packed with action…An intriguing and unexpected conclusion leaves the stage perfectly set for future books in the series.”
—RT Book Reviews
“I’ve found a new hero in Danny Ryan. A reporter’s reporter and a man the world can’t beat. A tough and resourceful muckraker. The 8th Circle is a superior thriller with human characters and real heart. I thoroughly enjoyed this comeback story of a once great ink-stained wretch searching for truth in a web of corruption.”
–Ace Atkins, former crime reporter turned New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s Kickback and The Redeemers.
”With The 8th Circle, Sarah Cain brings her knowledge of politics and journalism to bear in a twisty, winding thriller in which nothing is as it seems.”
–Wallace Stroby, author of the Crissa Stone series
“Taut and tense: a deeply intriguing and stylishly clever thriller.”
–Sharon Bolton, award-winning author of Little Black Lies