E.Z. Rinsky has worked as a bagel maker, statistics professor and–for one misguided year–a street musician. He's released two novels with Harper Collins (as E.Z. Rinsky). The first, Palindrome, was short-listed for the International Thriller Writers award for best debut novel, and has been translated and published in the Czech Republic. He's currently working on a new novel and a TV pilot. He lives in Tel Aviv.
DAUGHTERS OF JANUARY
Humanity has succumbed to a man-made plague. Only eleven people survive, by fleeing out to the middle of the Atlantic on a cargo ship.
They’re an unlikely group of survivors: among them a middling French photographer, a frail hedge fund manager, and a manic purveyor of artisanal salad dressing.
As the sailors struggle to adapt to their surreal new lives, they resort to preposterous power grabs, desperate trysts, and paranoid scheming. Ultimately their only chance to reboot humanity rests with the cult responsible for the end of the world: The Daughters of January.
Private Eye Frank Lamb and reclusive tracker Courtney Lavagnino are offered an outrageous sum to find a cassette tape that's been missing for five years--one rumored to contain a recording that provides proof of the afterlife. As their search leads them through a horrifying labyrinth of murder and madness, it becomes clear they're chasing much more than a memento.
When a US Senator offers to have private investigator Frank Lamb's criminal record wiped clean in return for retrieving a set of old books, he jumps at the opportunity. In the five years since his last paying job he’s been an international fugitive, separated from his daughter Sadie. He's willing to do anything to return to normal life.
But once Frank and his old partner, Courtney Lavagnino, get to work, it becomes clear that the job is far more treacherous than they'd assumed. The books were written in prison by Oliver Vicks, a self-proclaimed prophet with a trail of grisly murders behind him. Frank and Courtney are soon piecing together a horrifying puzzle, devised by a prisoner who seems more god than man.
“Imagine the best of Dashiell Hammett, Thomas Harris, and David Lynch all rolled into one and you’ve got The Binding, E.Z. Rinsky’s smart, tense, and otherworldly detective novel. Not to be missed!” (Andy Davidson, author of In the Valley of the Sun)
“E.Z. Rinsky’s PI, Frank Lamb, grabs you and doesn’t let go. Get ready. The Binding will take you on a wild, entertaining ride!” (Carrie Smith, Author of The Claire Codella Mysteries: Silent City and Forgotten City)
“In The Binding E.Z. Rinsky gives us intricate plotting, vivid imagination, and weird and wonderful characters. Read the book.” (David C. Taylor – Edgar nominated and Nero Wolfe winning- author of Night Life)
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