Cyrus Dolittle knows where all the bodies are buried in Auburn County--figuratively and literally. Dolittle heads the hunt for the murderer, but he knows more than he is telling. And Sally Dawes, a burned-out local journalist, knows that Dolittle is not the virtuous cop he appears to be. From the author of True Crime.
Synopsis (from B&N)
When a corpse is discovered bobbing in the murky waters of the Hudson River, the passions and secrets of a small town threaten to explode. Nestled in the quiet hills of upstate New York, Auburn County once repelled urban crime and immorality. Now, as the hunt for a murderer begins, that sleepy rural facade is about to unravel, revealing the web of corruption underneath. At the head of the hunt are Cyrus Dolittle, the ailing county sheriff, and small-town journalist Sally Dawes, who has a penchant for uncovering the facts behind a shady story. For years, they've been embroiled in a vicious battle of wits and power, of mutual hatred and malicious acts of revenge. But nothing has prepared either of them for the ferocity of this final confrontation. While Dolittle scrambles to wrap up the case before the nearing election, Dawes races to discover the truth. But as she becomes entangled in an incendiary love affair with a married man, what she discovers instead are the lies beneath her own most cherished certainties and the fact that no one, ever, is free from corruption. Loaded with eccentric characters and unexpected twists, Corruption is a harrowing novel of mystery, romance, and suspense. Creating an aura of nerve-jangling tension, Andrew Klavan has brought together all the elements that have made him an award-winning author. This fast-paced and very sexy mystery is one of his best.