Jeff Mariotte

Empty Rooms

Publisher: WordFire Press

Date: November 14, 2014

Pages: 386

ISBN: 9781614752349

ASIN: 1614752346

Empty Rooms is a searing, no-holds-barred journey into darkness. Jeffrey J. Mariotte knows the key is character, character, character and has delivered a story about men who relentlessly work the case at the same time the case works them. I was pulled in from the start on this one and it never let up. I highly recommend it.”
— Michael Connelly, author of The Law of Innocence and The Dark Hours

Richie Krebbs is an ex-cop, a walking encyclopedia of crime and criminals who chafes at bureaucracy. Frank Robey quit the FBI and joined the Detroit PD, obsessed with the case of a missing child and unwilling to leave the city before she was found. When Richie unearths a possible clue in one of Detroit’s many abandoned homes, it puts him on a collision course with Frank — and with depths of depravity neither man could have imagined.
How do people who dwell in the darkest places — by profession or predilection — maintain their connection to the world of light and humanity? Richie and Frank will need every coping mechanism at their disposal to survive their descent into darkness and emerge unbroken on the other side.
With Empty Rooms, bestselling, award-winning novelist Jeffrey J. Mariotte introduces crime savant Krebbs and obsessive comic book fan Robey, who will quickly join the ranks of the most beloved heroes of thriller literature.
(Available in trade paperback, ebook, and audio book.)


“Empty Rooms is as good and moving as a thriller can be. Keenly observed and deftly written, it’s something you’ll want on your shelf as long as you have one. Mariotte’s characters come off the page at you, and through them, the author spins a tale truly of our time. I couldn’t put this one down.”
— T. Jefferson Parker, author of Then She Vanished and A Thousand Steps

“This is not a book for the timid or easily shocked…despite this, Empty Rooms remains a highly recommended read.”
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