Mark Arsenault has been a paperboy, a “section stuffer,” a newspaper delivery truck driver, a paste-up artist and, since 1989, a reporter. He presently covers state politics for The Providence Journal. When he is not at his keyboard, you might find him on
"Billy's second has the same assets and liabilities as its predecessor (Gravewriter, 2006): sharp, stylish prose and a great cast of supporting characters much more interesting than the hero."
"Despite the scattershot plot, Arsenault's terrific writing (Speak Ill of the Living, 2005, etc.) makes this a page-turner."
"Few surprises in the plot, but Arsenault (Spike, 2004) is a crackling good stylist with a knack for quirky characters."
A rumpled Massachusetts reporter gets the hottest leads on a dangerous story from his long-lost brother, a prison inmate.
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