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All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye

Brookmyre, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0316725234 / ISBN 13: 9780316725231
Published by Little, Brown & Company, London, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st UK Edition. SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). Price present in pounds on DJ flap; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028533

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Title: All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an ...

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, London

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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As a teenager Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo in the company of James Bond, but in her punk phase she'd got herself pregnant and by the time she reaches forty-six she's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet every day. Then her son Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer in Switzerland, is forced to disappear before some characters cut from the same cloth as Blofeld persuade him to part with the secrets of his research. But they are not the only ones desperate to locate him. A team of security experts is hired by Ross's firm: headed by the enigmatic Bett, his staff have little in common apart from total professionalism and a thorough disregard for the law. Bett believes the key to Ross's whereabouts is his mother, and in one respect he is right, but even he is taken aback by the verve underlying her determination to secure her son's safety as she learns the black arts of quiet subterfuge and violent attack. The teenage dreams of fast cars, high-tech firepower and extreme action had always promised to be fun and games, but in real life it's likely someone is going to lose an eye...

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Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING (recently televised starring James Nesbitt). Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow.

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