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Titolo: NINE: A Novel of Suspense (SIGNED)
Casa editrice: Scribner, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Fine
Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine
autografato: Signed by Author
Edizione: First Edition
Hailed by reviewers and fellow authors alike, Burke has won a legion of devoted readers with her witty novels featuring Irene Kelly. Now the award-winning author who earned critical acclaim for her stunning departure novel, Flight, returns with a thriller--a modern morality tale from an acclaimed master of mystery and suspense.Review:
A drug kingpin on the FBI's Most Wanted list is found hanging upside down over a bathtub, his corpse drained of blood. The killing looks like an organized-crime payback hit--until another Ten Most Wanted criminal is found similarly strung up, and then another. Soon Detective Alex Brandon of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is grappling not only with a testy partner and a complicated home life, but also with a band of brilliant vigilantes whom the public starts to regard as heroes.
Alex Brandon is almost too good to be true, with his penetrating blue eyes, his steely toughness, his politeness, and his tenacious smarts. But Jan Burke--best known for her well-regarded series featuring reporter Irene Kelly--is such a sane, intelligent writer that Brandon and the book's many other characters come vividly alive. She's also a fine craftsman of individual scenes, many of which are perfectly paced little dramas or comedies. Nine's gripping, multithreaded plot is sometimes too complex for its own good, and the climax tips into melodrama, but overall the reliable Burke, a past winner of the Edgar and other mystery awards, has produced another winning read. --Nicholas H. Allison
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