This first novel has earned John Wessel the title of "the Raymond Chandler of the 90s." Filled with intrigue, crisp dialogue, and characters who live on the edge, This Far, No Further is crime fiction at its darkest and most powerful. Harding, ex-con and ex-private investigator, has been pulled into an off-the-books investigation of a plastic surgeon. Hired by the doctor's beautiful, bruised wife, Harding is looking for information that would help her win a divorce settlement. But the evidence begins to uncover a level of sadism that shocks even the world-weary Harding. As he tries to sort out an intricate web of relationships, the unconventional investigator is soon hoping only to survive his increasingly perilous case. Shocking without being graphic, Wessel's novel is stunning.