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The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone

Chesbro, George C.

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ISBN 10: 0689119135 / ISBN 13: 9780689119132
Published by Atheneum, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Advance proof of Author's 14th Novel, and the 6th appearance of Mongo. Advance Proof in English extremely rare. 295 pages. Very Good condition. Some edgewear and rear upper corner has crease from turn-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # G5900

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Title: The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone

Publisher: Atheneum, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

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In an effort to save his brother Garthe, a cop in the NYPD who has been poisoned with "spy dust" and lies in a coma, Mongo, the dauntless dwarf detective, exposes an insidious plot by the KGB, who is using Garth as a political pawn

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Readers who enjoyed the first adventures (Shadow of a Broken Man, City of Whispering Stone) of professor Robert "Mongo" FredericksonPh.D. criminologist, ex-circus stuntman, dwarf and private eyemay be less than enchanted here. In a decade, Chesbro's style has changed from crisp and medium-boiled to garish, and his plot is replete with talky comic-book stunts. Mongo's brother Garth, in a comatose state because of a rare drug injected by mad scientist Siegmund Loge, seems to make a dramatic recovery in a top-secret government sanatorium. But Garth soon attracts a following that is convinced he's the Messiah. When Mongo is attacked by mysterious forces, Garth escapes with a homicidal maniac and surfaces in New York, heading a cult m that cares for the needy in an abandoned bathhouse. Determined to bring Garth back to reality, Mongo investigates the movement. A violent climax occurs on Christmas Eve, when all are threatened by murderous KGB agents. Only Chesbro's smooth writing saves this from total inanity, but the talkabout love, mankind and other heavy subjectsseems endless.
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