All the Dead Lie Down

Publisher: Bantam
When crime reporter Molly Cates’s father died more than twenty-five years ago, the case was ruled a suicide, and Molly’s efforts to prove otherwise led to nothing but anguish and the breakup of her family. But now new information has come her way and she reopens the investigation–and a rush of old wounds–with a vengeance. Soon the personal becomes dangerously political as Molly’s search for the truth leads her from the stately halls of Texas government to the mean streets of Austin’s down-and-out–and ultimately to a moral dilemma she never could have anticipated.

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Chapter 1

THE MAN IN THE MOON LOOKED OUT OF THE MOON,

LOOKED OUT OF THE MOON AND SAID,

"TIS TIME FOR ALL CHILDREN ON THE EARTH

TO THINK ABOUT GETTING TO BED!''

--MOTHER GOOSE

Sarah Jane Hurley wakes with a wetness on her fingertips. She raises her hand to her...
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PRAISE FOR

“delivers an irresistible mix of laughter, tears, fear, heartache, and, of course, suspense.” –Booklist

“The year’s best. Molly Cates makes mistakes, holds grudges like the rest of us, and lingers in the imagination....Superb.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer

“An intriguing blend of capitol mayhem and capital
murder...absorbing and suspenseful. A first-rate thriller.”
–The Dallas Morning News

“Walker makes it hard for readers to catch their breath.” –The Plain Dealer

“Will absorb you in its mystery plot, transport you with its sense of place, and enthrall you with its characters.”–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel