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The lie maker : a novel / Linwood Barclay.

Barclay, Linwood, (author.).


Your dad's not a good person. Your dad killed people, son. These are some of the last words Jack Givins' father spoke to him before he was whisked away by witness protection, leaving Jack and his mother to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives as best they could. Years later, Jack is a grown man with problems of his own. He's a talented but struggling author, barely scraping by on the royalties from his moderately successful first book. So when the U.S. Marshals approach him with a lucrative opportunity, he's in no position to turn them down. They're recruiting writers like Jack to create false histories for people in witness protection -- people like Jack's father. The coincidence is astonishing to Jack at first, but he soon realizes this may be a chance to find his dad. Only there's one problem -- Jack's father hasn't made contact with his handlers recently, and they have no idea where he is. He could be in serious danger, and Jack may be the only one who can find him. But how will he find a man he's never truly known? A man who has done terrible things in his lifetime and made some deadly enemies in the process -- enemies who wouldn't think twice about using his own son against him. -- Dust jacket cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063276246
  • ISBN: 0063276240
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.
Subject: United States. Marshals Service > Fiction.
Witnesses > Protection > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Spy stories.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 13 of 31 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Camden County Library.


  • 6 current holds with 31 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden County Library District - Climax Springs FIC BARCLAY (Text) 31320003921280 Adult Fiction Available -
Camden County Library District - Sunrise Beach FIC BARCLAY (Text) 31320003921272 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/22/2023

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