Ninth and Nowhere By Jeffery Deaver
Book/Novel Author: Jeffery Deaver
Book/Novel Title: Ninth and Nowhere
**Seven strangers. Two hours. One tragic moment of violence that changes everything.** In this electrifying short story by *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Never Game* Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming. It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge: a young man intent on buying a gun; the gangbanger who cuts him a deal; a by-the-book police officer on a last patrol; an advertising executive keeping secrets from her husband; a veteran haunted by a combat death; a single dad in a bitter custody battle; and a sharp-looking businessman en route to a new job he desperately needs. Any one of them could have a dark motive. Any one of them could be walking into a trap. When the fog lifts, it will all be much clearerthat a single, shattering act of violence has marked each of them forever. **
### About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is a former journalist, folk singer, and attorney whose novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the *New York Times* , the *Times* of London, Italys *Corriere della Sera* , the *Sydney Morning Herald* , and the *Los Angeles Times*. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into twenty-five languages. The author of forty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book, as well as the lyricist of a country-western album, hes received or been short-listed for dozens of awards. His book *The Bodies Left Behind* was named best novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers association. His Lincoln Rhyme thriller *The Broken Window* and stand-alone novel *Edge* were also nominated for that prize, as was a short story published recently. He has been awarded the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association, and he is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read award and the Nero Award. *The Cold Moon* was named the book of the year by the Mystery Writers of Japan. In addition, the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded *The Cold Moon* and *Carte Blanche* their annual Grand Prix award. His book *The Kill Room* was awarded the Political Thriller of the Year award by Killer Nashville. And his collection of short stories *Trouble in Mind* was nominated for best anthology by that organization as well. Deaver has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and the Raymond Chandler Award for lifetime achievement in Italy. *The Strand Magazine* also has presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Deaver has been nominated for eight Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, as well as an Anthony, a Shamus, and a Gumshoe. He is currently the president of the Mystery Writers of America. His audiobook, *The Starling Project* , starring Alfred Molina and produced by Audible, won the Audie Award for best original audiobook of the year in 2016. Deaver contributed to the anthology *In the Company of Sherlock Holmes* and *Books to Die For* , which won the Anthony. *Books to Die For* recently won the Agatha as well. Deavers most recent novels are the Lincoln Rhyme novels *The Cutting Edge* , *The Burial Hour* , and *The Steel Kiss* ; *Solitude Creek* , a Kathryn Dance thriller; and *The October List* , a thriller told in reverse. For the Dance novel *XO* , Deaver wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD; before that, he wrote *Carte Blanche* , a James Bond continuation novel and a number one international bestseller. His book *A Maidens Grave* was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel *The Bone Collector* was a feature release from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Lifetime aired an adaptation of his book *The Devils Teardrop*. And, yes, the rumors are true: he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favorite soap opera, *As the World Turns*. He was born outside Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. Readers can visit his website at www.jefferydeaver.com.