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The Heavens May Fall

The Heavens May Fall

Max Rupert #2

Winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for Best Genre Fiction!

Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.

Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn't taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn't. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he's determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.

Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.

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Reviews and Praise

"A mature and sophisticated cops-and-lawyers story, satisfying in every way. I loved it."
   —LEE CHILD, #1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"Another winner from Eskens. The Heavens May Fall is a taut, engrossing mystery that had me flying through the pages."
   —LAURA McHUGH, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood

"The Heavens May Fall certainly adds to Allen Eskens' growing reputation as one of the most talented writers in mystery fiction today."
   —Deadly Pleasures Magazine

"Gripping. Eskens keeps the reader guessing as the tale takes several unexpected twists before reaching the satisfying denouement."
   —Publishers Weekly

"The Heavens May Fall is filled with good stuff. Author Eskens does not skimp on character development, not one bit. These people are complicated, and their relationships are complicated."
   —Readers Lane (read the full review)