And so begins his race, as Daniel struggles to figure out first who he is and where he needs to be, and then proceeds to make his way back across the country to L.A., evading the police who want to arrest him and the bad guy who wants to kill him. Daniel's memory comes back in bits and pieces, stimulated by dreams and TV shows and, eventually, by the photographs in his own Malibu home when he finally makes it there. He doesn't always like what he learns about himself, but he knows, at least, that he hasn't done the horrible crime for which he's being sought.
Marcus Sakey has put together a tight, well-crafted thriller, with action on every page and revelations around every corner. His protagonists are nicely fleshed out, and if the bad guy is perhaps a little one-dimensional, he's at least satisfyingly so.
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes comes out in June, just in time for the summer reading season. Perfect.
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