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When Ron Stutzer's girlfriend, Elizabeth, is taken hostage in Beirut and the United States government refuses to intervene, Ron decides to find and rescue her
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A hapless Census Bureau employee rescues his high-powered girlfriend from kidnappers in Beirut--in this frothy, amusing, but rather unambitious debut by a journalist and former writing teacher at Brown. Ex-football-player Ron Stutzer's job as Assistant Chief in the Housing Characteristics Division of the Bureau of the Census may not strike most people as a thrill a minute, but it's a far cry from his alcoholic father's dead-end factory existence, and Ron manages to amuse himself with outside interests. These include beekeeping on the farm property of a friend and former pro ballplayer, and taking care of Elizabeth--the extremely wealthy, work-obsessed Defense Department employee with whom he lives. When Elizabeth is sent on a special mission to Beirut and is taken hostage on the drive into town from the airport, Ron is jolted from his usual beekeeping tranquility and forced to play the role of valiant savior. Bankrolled by Elizabeth's father, a New York multimillionaire with business interests in the Middle East, Ron ventures into enemy territory to rescue his beloved. Encounters with gun-waving Lebanese children, paranoid American military officers, and bored upper-crust hashish dealers follow as Ron uses his knowledge of bee behavior to make his recovery. But though his brave and successful rescue attempt elicits the excited admiration of press and public back home, it also prompts a cool abandonment by both Elizabeth and her father. Well, you live and learn--philosophical Ron seems likely to profit from the experience in future colorful installments. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Library Journal:
Everything in Beehive works--a powerful, intelligent, engaging suspense from first sentence to last. Ron Stutzer, a civil servant with the Census Bureau, lives with privileged Elizabeth, an expert on the effects of defense spending on international economies attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ron pursues beekeeping as a hobby; Elizabeth wants to be in the Cabinet before she's 40. When Elizabeth is taken hostage in Beirut, her wealthy, powerful father exhausts all his contacts in the U.S. government for a rescue attempt to be made to free his daughter. Then he turns to Ron. Without hesitation, Ron heads for Lebanon. With insightful progression, first novelist Hoffman takes the reader to dizzying heights as the levels of cultures clash and multiply. Beehive resonates with success and ends all too quickly. This is the first of a series featuring Ron Stutzer.
- M.J. Hethcoat, San Francisco
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Book Description Sag Harbor: The Permanent Press, 1992, first edition., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 1600
Book Description The Permanent Press, nd (1992), c1992, 1992. 1st Edition, (review copy), cloth, fine w/dj, 219 pp, 8vo, 'Ron Stutzer has a girlfriend. Elizabeth has brains, beauty, money and a powerful job.', inscribed & signed by the author. Seller Inventory # 46092
Book Description Permanent Pr Pub Co, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Signed to Janet on copyright page. First edition. Almost no rubbing to jacket at all. Now under protective slip on mylar sleeve. 1992-05. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # mon0000048075
Book Description The Permanent Press , Sag Harbor, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition. Sag Harbor: The Permanent Press . Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 1877946141 . First edition of the author's first novel. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author on the copyright page. "Ron Stutzer has a girlfriend. Elizabeth has brains, beauty, money, and a powerful job. But when that job sends her to Beirut, she's taken hostage. She disappears into the rubble and waste and confusion of the Middle East. But what can Ron do?" 219 pages. Spine cocked and one rear corner lightly bumped else Near Fine copy in Fine Dust Wrapper with a crease to the front flap.; Signed by Author . Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 44736
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Book Description Permanent Pr Pub Co, New York, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Crease down front flap. Light crease to title page. ; Inscribed & Dated by author on Copyright Page. ; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. ; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 54693
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