The Governor's Wife

Author(s): Michael Harvey

Crime Fiction | No Category

P.I. Michael Kelly is sitting in his office when he gets an anonymous email offering him nearly a quarter of a million dollars to find Ray Perry, the disgraced Illinois governor - no questions asked. Two years ago Perry's case went global when he disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to thirty-eight years in prison.

Everyone, including the feds, believes that Perry's wife, Marie, knows where her husband is. But as Kelly digs deeper into her past he finds a woman far more intriguing than her husband. Her secrets are many and varied; some of them she shared with her husband, some she kept to herself. And some could get Michael Kelly killed.

A hard-eyed look at ambition and trust, The Governor's Wife is stylish suspense from a modern master.


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In the latest installment in Michael Harvey's beloved Michael Kelly series, Chicago's favourite Ovid-reading, gun-toting private investigator takes on Illinois' first family in a blistering thriller that charts the border where ambition ends and evil begins

Michael Harvey is the author of The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, and The Innocence Game, as well as a journalist and documentary producer. His work has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple news Emmys, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. He holds a law degree with honors from Duke University, a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in classical languages from Holy Cross College. He lives in Chicago.


General Fields

  • : 9781408863978
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Harvey
  • : Paperback
  • : 256