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The Crook Factory

Dan Simmons

ISBN 10: 0380973685 / ISBN 13: 9780380973682
Published by Avon / Eos, NY, 1999
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Excellent Book in Excellent Dust Jacket that is in a mylar cover. No clips, no marks, no nicks, and no sunning. No Flaws. The author has Signed and Dated ( "2/17/1999" ) on the Title Page. A First printing with all the numbers. This book carefully packaged and shipped in a sturdy box. Wonderful Collector's Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002560

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Title: The Crook Factory

Publisher: Avon / Eos, NY

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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It is the summer of '42 and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway, who has recklessly decided to play spy in the Caribbean. Lucas has been instructed to somehow gain the great writer's trust and friendship, but all the agent's cool intellect and training have left him unprepared to withstand the human whirlwind known as "Papa."

Hemingway has assembled a spy ring that he calls the "Crook Factory"--including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion, a priest, and a fisherman, among others--to play a dangerous game of amateur espionage. Then, against all odds, Hemingway uncovers a critical piece of intelligence, and the game turns deadly for himself, Lucas, and for untold innocents.

About the Author:

DAN SIMMONS is a recipient of numerous major international awards, including the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. He is widely considered to be one of the premier multiple-genre fiction writers in the world. His most recent novels include the New York Times bestsellers The Terror and Drood, as well as Black Hills. He lives along the Front Range in Colorado and has never grown tired of the views.

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