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ISBN: 9781911591856

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The extraordinary new Jonathan Stride thriller

On a June morning, thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Then there is an explosion along the race course…

Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the culprits. As social media feeds a flood of rumour, one spectator remembers being jostled by a young man with a backpack not far from the bomb site. He spots a tourist's photo and is convinced he sees the man who bumped into him.

When he tweets the photo, Khan Rashid becomes the most wanted man in the city.

But are the answers behind the Duluth bombing more complex than anyone realizes? And can Stride, Serena, and Maggie find the truth before more innocent people are killed?

This powerful and gripping thriller from bestseller Brian Freeman doesn’t let go, perfect for fans of Chris Carter, Michael Connelly and Mason Cross.

Praise for Marathon

Gripping… besides being a chilling reminder of what can happen in our divided society, the book is a fast, compelling read.’ Publishers Weekly

‘With strong characters and a propulsive plot, this thriller races to a breathless finish before truth becomes collateral damage.’ Star Tribune

‘Freeman builds on his torn-from-the-headlines story with a surprising resolution and a healing conclusion.’ Booklist

‘Once you start you will sprint through the pages… Marathon is a fascinating, captivating, and involving thriller/procedural.’ Great Mysteries and Thrillers

A suspense-filled page turner with complex characters, misdirection, misinformation, and a manhunt through the streets of Duluth’ Duluth News-Tribune

One of the top writers in the genre… Freeman’s Marathon is a firecracker… delves into the topics that really matter – all within a story that never lets up.’ Cemetery Dance 

‘A fast-paced and riveting drama that I could not put down… the best book in this grippingly thrilling series.’ Dru’s Book Musings