Praise for Jason Starr
and “Lights Out” "“Lights Out ”has the New York sound, the energy, dialogue that's on the beat.... Read it and you'll go hunting for Jason Starr
's other books, I promise."—Elmore Leonard, author of “The Hot Kid” “Jason Starr
is the real deal in a world where a lot of people are faking it, a fearless, pitiless writer. The result is a compelling, fierce body of work by a prodigious talent.”—Laura Lippman, author of “To the Power of Three”
is hypnotically good—if you miss him, you're missing some of the best new writing there is."—Lee Child, author of “One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel”
is a leader in the new noir movement.”—George Pelecanos, author of “Drama”“ ”“City”
"“Lights Out” is compulsively readable, sidesplittingly funny and absolutely merciless. . . . Starr's fresh take on our flawed human condition may bring howls of outrage but in the tradition of the great satirists, you can't stop reading."—Denise Hamilton, author of “Prisoner of Memory”""
Ryan Rossetti and Jake Thomas were the two Major League-bound rivals on their high school baseball team, heading straight into history as the first two of Canarsie's favorite sons to make it out and make it big. Until Ryan hurt his pitching arm and landed a ten-dollar-an-hour life as a house painter. Lucky Jake made it all the way, and he and his ten-million-dollar signing bonus are heading back for a publicity-motivated homecoming weekend that has all of Brooklyn waiting to explode in celebration.
But he's got a nasty surprise in store: Ryan is involved in an intense, addictive relationship with Jake's fiancee Christina, who now faces a choice between love in a Brooklyn tenement or a heartless marriage on Easy Street. “Lights Out” is vintage Jason Starr
, a razor-sharp crime novel that brilliantly combines biting social satire, explosive suspense, and honest, revealing human drama.
is the Barry and Anthony Award-winning author of six previous novels. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.Visit his Web site at