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New Book!

Proving Ground


"Exceptional...Blauner's characters are complex and his prose is as impressive as his plot. His gritty portrayal of urban crime recalls the work of Richard Price and Dennis Lehane...A statement about the horrors of war and the way they endure."
   —Washington Post

"Powerfully real."
   —New York Times

"A great thriller...I just kept turning the pages...I loved Natty Dread."
   —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

Peter's new book, Proving Ground, is a modern-day Hamlet story that takes place in Brooklyn. When a famously controversial criminal defense attorney is found dead near a park, his troubled war veteran son Nathaniel "Natty Dread" Dresden sets out to avenge his death. But the course of justice is twisting and destructive, and an ambitious young Latina detective named Lourdes Robles stands in his way. And while there's a saying that when you embark on a journey of revenge dig two graves—one for your enemy, and one for yourself—this time two might not be sufficient.

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Previous Books

His books, previously published in hardcover and paperback, are also available in digital editions. They are available from Amazon, BN.com, Apple's iBookstore, and most other online retailers.