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Castles Burning

Lyons, Arthur

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ISBN 10: 0030476216 / ISBN 13: 9780030476211
Published by Holt Rinehart Winston, New York, NY, 1980
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Neatly signed by author on title page. Very good or better, tight, and otherwise clean with no stray markings or bookplate. In good dust jacket with some fading, especially along spine and edges. No jacket chips or tears and not price-clipped. No remainder marks. Bookseller Inventory # 109813

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Title: Castles Burning

Publisher: Holt Rinehart Winston, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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From the dust jacket: In his creation of Jacob Asch-a Jewish detective working in and out of Los Angeles-Arthur Lyons has established himself as one of today's brightest new authors of detective fiction. THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW has written of his work: "The very composite of the species, genus Californiensis," Sydney Sheldon has called it "...hard-hitting and realistic, with the flavor of a modern Raymond Chandler." The plush, sybaritic world of Palm Springs is the scene of this new Jacob Asch mystery. A young Los Angeles artist hires Asch to track down the wife he deserted years ago and the infant son he left her with, to make amends now that he is successful. Asch finds her in Palm Springs, remarried to a wealthy businessman, and learns that the boy was killed in a car crash with his mother behind the wheel. The case would seem to be closed, but when the teenage son of her second marriage is kidnapped for ransom and, simultaneously, Asch's client disappears, Ash finds himself embroiled in a very different situation. The trail Asch takes up leads him through the extremes of Palm Springs life-trailer camps and millionaire homes on Frank Sinatra Drive; elegant clubs and fast food eateries; orgiastic teenage pot parties and enervated sun-worshipping by retired moguls-all against a twisting, driving story packed with the expertise of criminal detection and manhunt (including the step-be-step details of an FBI-engineered ransom "drop"). It is a colorfully rendered, consistently gripping tale, the most exciting and accomplished Jacob Asch novel yet.

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