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Who was James Putnam? The answer to that question may help Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert salvage the wreck of his career.

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A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he's asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died fifteen years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability.

But the investigation puts him in the path of :the Beast," the nom de guerre of Drago Basta, a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars and a sociopath assassin who has been searching for Putnam for years. Putnam had something that Basta still wants.

If Rupert’s life was in shambles before, it's now also in danger. Threatened by the Beast and suspecting his wife of cheating, Rupert falls for the seductions of the dead man’s former girlfriend. As he feels his life spinning out of control, his steadfast brother and fellow police detective Max may be Rupert’s last hope.

"It's a taut, intelligent,heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche." ---William Kent Krueger, author of Iron Lake

"Another great, dark, and brooding page-turner from Allen Eskens, with a tragic protagonist who will break your heart. Eskens's characters will haunt you long after you finish reading." ---Michael Sears, author of Long Way Down

"With a deadly surprise around every corner and a bleak undercurrent of noir-like dread, this book will haunt you." ---Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of Truth Be Told

The Guise of Another

Author Allen Eskens

Narrated by Jonathan Yen

Publication date Oct 6, 2015

Running time 9 hrs 22 min

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