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Close to the Bone: a Brady Coyne Mystery

William G. Tapply

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ISBN 10: 0312145675 / ISBN 13: 9780312145675
Published by ST. MARTIN'S PRESS, New York, NY, 1996
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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A Brady Coyne mystery. He enlists his fishing buddy, Paul, to defend a man who killed a woman while driving drunk. Blue boards have light wear at edges. Dust jacket has wear at edges with some small creases. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 012115

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Title: Close to the Bone: a Brady Coyne Mystery

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Dust Jacket Illustrated By Greg Couch

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: HARD COVER

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Brady Coyne has a thriving family law practice, but when an old client needs a top-notch criminal defense lawyer for his son, Brady enlists his fishing buddy, Paul Cizek. Cizek is called in to defend Glen Falconer, who killed a woman while driving drunk. The case looks open and shut against Glen, but Cizek works miracles and gets him off just as he has for a child molester, a Mafia hit man, and others. The work pays well, but Paul is burned out and depressed following his latest victory. He avoids Brady and leaves his wife - and then the Coast Guard finds his empty boat drifting at sea.
On behalf of Paul's wife, Brady takes a closer look. The police assume Paul was washed overboard during a storm, but he was a good sailor and often went out fishing in such conditions. And if he was really out fishing, where is his equipment, where is the bait? Brady is not convinced it was an accident, but the other options are suicide or murder.
At the same time Brady is investigating the shadows of his old friend's life, his own life is in flux as his friend and lover, Alexandria Shaw, contemplates leaving Boston to write a book.

About the Author:

William G. Tapply was the author of dozens of books, including more than two dozen New England-based mystery novels and nearly a thousand magazine articles, mostly about fly fishing and the outdoors. Tapply died in July 2009 after a battle with Leukemia. He lived and wrote in Hancock, New Hampshire.

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