It Happened at Two in the Morning

By Alan Hruska

Coming November 2017

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ISBN 978-1-945551-17-8

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Pardon the Ravens

A Legal Thriller That Grabs & Doesn’t Let Go

At two in the morning, after another long night of work, brash young lawyer Tom Weldon learns that he’s being passed over for partner at his top-drawer New York firm and quits on the spot. On the walk back to his apartment, he happens upon the professional hit of a wealthy power broker. Next thing he knows, Tom’s being held captive in a rural shed with the intense daughter of the murder victim. They escape and run for their lives, hiding out in Kentucky while Tom tries to unravel from afar the complicated mess they’ve stumbled into—and tries to figure out why a hitwoman is out to get them.

Fast moving and fast talking, this smart legal thriller will keep readers up until two in the morning.

Praise for Pardon the Ravens

“Vividly real and quite compelling… Hruska really knows how to write; fans of legal-thriller stars like John Grisham, John Lescroart, William Lashner, and especially Scott Turow will want to add this fine novel to their must-read lists.”

“With the backdrop of Mad Men–era New York, Pardon the Ravens never fears to get dirty with style. Alan Hruska brings it all—sounds, smells, tastes, and attitude—to life with passion. Bravo!”
— Cara Black, author of the New York Times–bestselling Aimée Leduc series

“An erudite legal thriller.”
Library Journal

“The plot rockets along.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A legal thriller that keeps the reader guessing as to who will prevail. Brno is a great character, one you would want on your side at all times. And you’ve got to admire his girlfriend. She’s got guts…. Hruska rivals any of the other authors of legal thrillers.”


Alan Hruska is the author of the novels Pardon the Ravens and Wrong Man Running, the writer of several plays produced in New York and London, and the writer and director of the films Reunion, The Warrior Class, and, most recently, The Man on Her Mind. A New York native and a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, he is a former trial lawyer who was involved in the some of the most significant litigation of the last half of the twentieth century. It Happened at Two in the Morning is his third novel.

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