When the man accused of killing a cop is found hanging in his cell, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Holden investigates a bizarre case involving drugs, money, sex, and corruption. Reprint. NYT.
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Vivid characters and strong writing keep this thriller moving briskly. The murder of a Washington, D.C., cop puts an assistant U.S. attorney on the trail of drugs and corruption in Pease's stylishly gritty debut. Apprehended immediately, the killer asks to speak with Michael Holden, whose investigation of Washington's mayor had failed to bury either the pol or his pal Milton Higgs. The killer, who promises to hand over the goods on Higgs, is found hanged before the night is out. Holden is freshly determined to nail both Higgs and the mayor, and to find out who in the P.D. is in their pockets. With the help of veteran detective Eddie Nickles and a bright rookie, Holden orchestrates an investigation of money-laundering that uncovers Higgs's involvement in a huge heroin shipment; Higgs is also connected to the murder of a male prostitute. The many angles of the case are neatly resolved as the story ends with a seamlessly introduced, thought-provoking surprise that is not a tribute to the legal profession. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Sept).
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YA-- When an apprehended cop-killer says he'll talk only to Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael Holden, a trail of politics, drugs, money-laundering, and murder begins to unravel. As the trail widens, Holden worries about whom he can trust with the growing information: his boss, never seen without a glass in his hand or an aide by his side; the seasoned detective who pursues the investigation in a menacing yet effective way; or the new detective, an unknown who goes by the book. Snitches talk, but they too play a game. The well-crafted plot moves briskly and steadily and is peopled with an assortment of good guys, bad guys, and those you just can't figure out. YAs won't put the book down until the last page, which holds the final surprise.
- Judy Sokoll, Fairfax County Pub . Lib . , VA
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria BK0061920
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97806708351881.0
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0670835188
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0670835188
Descrizione libro Viking Press, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. 1990,1990 New Book, As New Unclipped jacket, Stated First Published 1990, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 354 clean tight unmarked unread pages, black end pages, book has black boards with blind embossed initials "WEP" on the front cover, 1/4 black cloth covered spine with gilt lettering, jacket is black with a color illustrated front with gold lettering, 0990 on the front inside jacket flap. Codice libro della libreria 004621