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THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY.

Walker, Walter.

ISBN 10: 0671740423 / ISBN 13: 9780671740429
Published by POCKET BOOKS. NY 1993, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very close to fine in a priceclipped, otherwise fine dj. (Previous owner's stamp on front endpaper). Bookseller Inventory # 3209

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Title: THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY.

Publisher: POCKET BOOKS. NY 1993

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Determined to dig up dirt about a less than wholesome basketball team, a calculating sports columnist embarks on an investigation that opens wounds and endangers his life.

From Publishers Weekly:

In his fifth novel, Walker ( A Dime to Dance By ) relates a sprightly and cynical tale of pro basketball and corruption. The book focuses on the fictional San Francisco Golden Gaters, a once-promising franchise now struggling during a year in which they were supposed to be contenders. The Gaters are owned by an obnoxious supermarket magnate and coached by an increasingly weary product of the college ranks, workaholic Booby Sinclair. The narrative begins with the team, a collection of bickering egomaniacs, skidding along on a painfully unsuccessful road trip made all the more painful by the presence of Colin Cromwell, a local sports columnist who may have stumbled onto a betting-and-game-fixing conspiracy within the players' ranks. When Cromwell takes a header out of a sixth-story window, the list of suspects essentially includes everyone on the the team, plus the coaches and trainer. Walker's brisk, no-nonsense prose keeps the story moving along nicely, in spite of some rather ornate plotting and a structure that shifts focus among the many protagonists in almost every chapter. Walker seems to have a fair grasp of the world of pro hoops, although his plot is a bit far-fetched and convoluted. Still, this is a deft and amusing book.
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