Speak For The Dead

Speak For The Dead by Jack Lynch

The Shamus Award-nominated fifth novel in Jack Lynch’s Edgar-Award-nominated Bragg series

An escape attempt at San Quentin goes to hell, a guard is beaten into a coma, and the hard-core convicts retreat to a corner of the prison with their hostages, including two civilian women. It’s a deadly stand-off…a bloody powder-keg ready to explode into a full-scale massacre. The cornered, desperate prisoners have one demand: they want private eye Peter Bragg to clear the ringleader’s teenage brother of a murder charge in a small, northern California town. It’s a high-stakes case with a brutal ticking clock, and it pits Bragg against cops, neo-Nazis and  powerful enemies who would like to see him, the convicts, and the hostages all go down in a hail of flames and gunfire that would keep their secrets from ever being revealed.

Originally published as “San Quentin.”


Books by Jack Lynch

Bragg V1

Bragg V1

The first three, powerhouse novels in Jack Lynch’s Edgar Award-nominated and two-time Shamus Award-nominated Bragg series of PI thrillers...now together for the first time ever in one volume.

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Pieces Of Death

Pieces Of Death

In the Shamus Award-nominated third thriller in Jack Lynch’s series, San Francisco PI Peter Bragg returns to track down a fortune’s worth of gem-encrusted chess pieces smuggled out of China…unless a ruthless killer finds him first.

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Wake Up and Die

Wake Up and Die

Follow private eye Peter Bragg across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito for a shocking blackmail case that’s about to turn bloody and brutal in Jack Lynch’s fourth explosive novel in the Edgar award-nominated Bragg series.

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Speak For The Dead

Speak For The Dead

The Shamus Award-nominated fifth novel in Jack Lynch’s Bragg series pits the tough PI against cops, neo-Nazis and powerful enemies in a powder-keg case that may just explode into a full-scale massacre.

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Reviews For Speak For The Dead

Speak For The Dead 5.0

Bragg is authentic, gripping, gritty…what Lynch sells is well-written escape…slam-bang mystery that’s fun to read

San Francisco Examiner

Speak For The Dead 5.0

The books are damn good, featuring a hard but believable hero

Thrilling Detective