Jackson, Jon.

ISBN 10: 0871136384 / ISBN 13: 9780871136381
Published by New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996) dj, 1996
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The sixth hard-boiled crime novel featuring Detroit police detective Fang Mulheisen, but set in Salt Lake City. SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some light toning to the pages). Bookseller Inventory # 59521

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Publisher: New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1996) dj

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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After spending most of Deadman - the prequel to Dead Folks - in a coma, Joe Service has partially recovered and is on the run again from would-be mob assassins. When he resurfaces in Salt Lake City with the aid of an innocent bed nurse and his own unfailing craftiness, Mulheisen, eager to finally nab him, is immediately on his tail. The Mormon capital becomes a meeting ground for a motley crew of mobsters, murderers, and fugitives as Joe attempts to regain both his memory and the millions of dollars heisted by his longtime lover, Helen Sedlacek. As dead bodies begin to turn up around town, Mulheisen is at the center of the action, putting together the pieces of the puzzle while Joe struggles to evade Mulheisen's detection, the Detroit mob, a relentless hit woman, and a gang of Tongan giants.


Jackson brings back Joe Service from the brink of death. The smooth womanizing hit man who killed a Detroit gangleader in Hit on the House, and then in the sequel Deadman was himself shot and left in a coma, is hiding out in the city of the Saints, Salt Lake City, where he is trying to recover--among other things--his memory of where he may have stashed that cash he liberated from the mob. He has found the company of a sweet nurse, but the mob is on his tail, as are the cops. Salt Lake City is pretty different from Detroit, but things don't stay peaceable in Utah for long.

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