Peter Blauner


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Peter Blauner (b. 1959) has spent nearly his entire life in New York City. After graduating from Wesleyan University he took a staff job at New York magazine, where he found the inspiration for his first book, the Edgar award–winning Slow Motion Riot, in the men and women who work in the city's probation department. Since then, he has written five more novels: Casino Moon, the New York Times bestseller The Intruder, Man of the Hour, The Last Good Day, and Slipping into Darkness. ...more

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The Intruder

3.51 avg rating — 686 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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Proving Ground (Lourdes Rob...

3.64 avg rating — 803 ratings — published 2017
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Slipping Into Darkness

3.58 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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Sunrise Highway

3.74 avg rating — 501 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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The Last Good Day

3.54 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Man of the Hour

3.56 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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Casino Moon (Hard Case Crim...

3.54 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 1994 — 13 editions
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Slow Motion Riot

3.80 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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The Final Testament

2.87 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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“Reborn here in this grubby old hospital, surrounded by the sick and the dying, people who deserve a second chance far more than he does. But it isn't the pink-and-white cooing kind of rebirth. It's more like being wrenched from a warm, dark, comfortable place and forced out into a bright, frightening world where nothing is certain.”
Peter Blauner, The Intruder

“John G. turns on him, hands on hips, hair caked with snow. 'Hey, buddy, let me tell you something. Drugs are the only thing I got. I am a drug addict. That's all I've ever been and that's all I'll ever be. Even if I'm not putting a needle in my arm or pipe in my mouth right this second, the thought is still in my mind.' He taps the side of his head. 'And if I decide I'm gonna get high to deal with the pressures in my life, there's not a fuckin' thing you can do about it.”
Peter Blauner, The Intruder

“Just when he thinks he's adjusting to anxiety as a constant condition, Jake feels several internal organs shrinking.”
Peter Blauner, The Intruder

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