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Person of Interest


Person of Interest

Detective Craig McHugh spends his nights undercover, neck-deep in an off-the-books gang investigation. His wife, Leslie, is simply off his radar—out of sight, out of mind, and unbeknownst to him, increasingly thinking about walking out the door.

Unaware of Craig's undercover assignment, all Leslie knows is that her husband is distant. Distracted. Probably sleeping under some other woman's covers. She's lonely, bored, and starting to drink too much when she's home alone. Meanwhile, their seventeen-year-old daughter is on a collision course with trouble, starting with her reckless boyfriend, Niko.

As Craig treads an uneven line between solving his case and losing his life, the family fabric wears thin, and none of the McHughs realize that they've created the perfect opportunity for a friendly stranger to tear it to shreds. When Leslie starts making undercover moves of her own, Craig's work life begins spilling into his personal one—and the family must come together to stay alive.

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Praise

"A high-stakes story of risk and suspicion, told with rich, insightful detail."
   —Janet Maslin, New York Times

"[Schwegel] creates a portrait of a family in crisis, and her vivid characterizations—stressed husband, yearning wife, floundering daughter—lift the thriller plot of Person of Interest to literary-novel status."
   —Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

"This pitch perfect portrait of a family in crisis reinforces Schwegel's position as on of the top authors of hard-boiled police procedurals."
   —Publishers Weekly

"Schwegel ventures away from genre conventions, offering a hybrid with believably complex characters and an effective sense of perilous unpredictability."
   —Kirkus Reviews


Minotaur Books, hardcover, November 2007, ISBN: 9780312364267
Minotaur Books, mass market paperback, December 2008, ISBN: 9780312945336
Minotaur Books, ebook, April 2010