Due to the overwhelming demand of readers who simply cannot wait for the next Koryta novel, and having nothing whatsoever, at all, in the least to do with the business machinations of publishers, I am delighted to announce that THE PROPHET will be available August 7.

Here’s your teaser:

“I wonder if you possibly believed it when you looked into my eyes and told me that you had already passed your greatest test, that forgiving the man who raped and murdered your sister was that test. I disagreed with you then. I still do, coach. There are greater tests coming.”

Two brothers in a small Midwestern town: one the high school’s beloved football coach on the verge of a state championship, one scraping by as a bail bondsman. Their sister was abducted and murdered when they were teenagers, and they’ve been divided since that day. Now a new killing with ties to each of them has forced a painful and adversarial reunion. In a masterful return to mystery fiction, Michael Koryta has written a deeply haunting and suspenseful novel that proves why Dean Koontz has said, “He’s now on my must-read list.”

“Somehow, Michael Koryta gets better with every book, no small feat considering the quality of those he’s already written. Here’s a writer for the new century, one to read, admire and, yes, envy.”
Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

“THE PROPHET is a relentless, heart-in-your-throat thriller about ordinary people caught in the middle of an extraordinary nightmare. It’s about the sins of the past haunting the hopes of the present and the need to find redemption from the jury of your own conscience. It’s also a quantum leap for Michael Koryta.”
Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island