A very nice advance review of THE PROPHET, which now has an August 7 release date. A starred review from Kirkus and a very generous quote from Donald Ray Pollock.
"Friday Night Lights meets In Cold Blood in this powerful tale of distant brothers in a small Ohio town whose torment over the murder of their sister when they were teens is compounded by the murder of another targeted teenage girl—a killing one of the brothers is determined to avenge even if that means committing murder himself...Koryta, who drew acclaim with his 2011 supernatural thrillers, The Ridge and The Cypress House, returns to crime fiction with a gripping work. This book succeeds on any number of levels. It's a brilliantly paced thriller that keeps its villains at a tantalizing distance, a compelling family portrait, a study in morality that goes beyond the usual black-and-white judgments, and an entertaining spin on classic football fiction. A flawless performance."
Kirkus Review, starred
"Michael Koryta is an amazingly talented writer, and I rank The Prophet as one of the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I've read in my life."
Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time