Orpheus Rising, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Michael Ryan was the author of a runaway bestseller, Space Coast, but its publication coincided with his wife's murder.

Now he's back to face the ghosts of his past. Michael met Claire when she was living with local hard man Tommy, a Gulf War vet.

When Tommy leaves town to be a roadie for a band playing a six week stint on a cruise ship, Michael falls in love with Claire, they marry and he writes his novel.

But then Claire is killed in a bank raid. Ten years later Michael returns to the scene of the crime to exorcise the ghosts of the past and try to write his second novel.

But he discovers the grim truth behind his wife's murder and encounters the strangest of small-town behaviour...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780755334773



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Rarely does a book make me chuckle out loud while I'm reading it (and especially in public!) The beginning of the book is witty and I had to stop my friends from reading their books to share a funny quote or two. I really enjoyed the sarcasm and the adventure in this book. The middle of the book ran a bit slow for me, but luckily was saved by the ending. I can safely say that I haven't read a book I've enjoyed this much in quite some time. I really felt the passion and pain of the main character and at times would get quite annoyed with the side kick as much as the main character did.This book did it for me. I requested other books from the library on hold, and gave my copy of this book to a friend to read.

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