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January 2003. A killer with a macabre and baffling MO is targeting Manhattan call girls. Detective Bernie “Burnout” Farrell leads the hunt, though he’s not doing so great: his best friend on the force just died, and he’s had a nagging cough ever since working overtime at Ground Zero. He picks rookie Gladyss Chronou as his new partner—she’s tall and blonde, like the victims, which makes her perfect bait for the trap he wants to set. But Gladyss has ideas of her own, believing insights from her mystical yoga practice can guide her to the murderer.

Their search takes the oddball pair from the last of the hot-sheet dives off Times Square to society parties on Central Park West—until finally Gladyss faces the killer alone, in a climax as terrifying as it is unexpected.

Steeped in New York’s recent history, its relentless gentrification and the psychic aftermath of 9/11, Gladyss of the Hunt fuses gritty realism and sharp satire in a style Nersesian has made his own over the course of ten acclaimed novels. 


“Darkly comic . . . Nersesian’s love affair with lower Manhattan sets these pages afire.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Nersesian’s unique psychological vision of the city rates with those of Paul Auster and Madison Smartt Bell.”—Blake Nelson

“Nersesian renders Gotham’s unique cocktail of wealth, poverty, crime, glamour,and brutality spectacularly.”—Rain Taxi Review of Books