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Urban Waite


Urban Waite

Urban Waite grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. He went on to study writing at Western Washington University and Emerson College and now lives in Seattle with his wife. His short fiction can be found in The Best of the West Anthology, The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, AGNI, West Branch and many other publications. His debut novel, THE TERROR OF LIVING, was named a Best Book of the year by Esquire Magazine and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. His latest novel, THE CARRION BIRDS (DEAD IF I DON'T in the UK,) released from William Morrow on April 16, 2013.

Urban Waite

Books by Urban Waite

by Urban Waite - Crime, Crime Fiction, Family, Fatherhood, Fiction, Suspense, Suspense/Thriller, Thriller

After struggling with money troubles, Sheriff Patrick Drake ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history. Now 12 years later Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of his son Bobby, who is a deputy sheriff. Bobby has carried the weight of his father’s guilt, forsaking his own dreams. Yet no matter how much distance he’s tried to put between himself, his father, his grandfather, and the past, small town minds can have very long memories. But trouble isn’t done with the Drakes --- and a terrifying threat boils up from Patrick’s old life. And this time, no one will be spared...

by Urban Waite - Fiction, Noir, Suspense, Thriller

Hired gun Ray Lamar is ready to put his past behind him. He wants to see his 12-year-old son and start a new life --- away from the violence of the last 10 years. One last heist will take him there. All he has to do is steal a rival’s stash. But when things start to go very wrong, Ray realizes that the path to redemption isn’t always easy.

by Urban Waite - Fiction, Thriller

Hunt is on the run from two men: Drake, the deputy sheriff who intends to catch him, and Grady, the vicious hitman who means to kill him. Grady takes pleasure in the use of knives, taking Hunt's life apart piece by piece and leaving a trail of victims behind him.