Adam Langer has woven an intricate tale narrated by a somewhat autobiographical protagonist who becomes involved in a potentially dangerous series of events. The narrator, (also named Adam Langer), a one-book author, meets best-selling thriller writer Connor Joyce. Langer becomes Joyce’s only confidant when Joyce receives a strange but lucrative proposal to write a one-of-a-kind book. “The Salinger Contract” quickly became a book that I couldn’t put down. It’s twisty, unpredictable action forms an absorbingly suspenseful story wherein the reader comes to repeatedly question almost everything that has previously occurred. I recommend “The Salinger Contract” as a refreshing literary mystery.