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THE GOLDEN ORANGE

Wambaugh, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0688094082 / ISBN 13: 9780688094089
Published by Morrow/Avon, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author in blue fountain ink on title page. When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. Ever since, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting the bottle, fighting his conscience. But now he's in for a special fight. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. She's a stunningly beautiful, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach-capital of California's Golden Orange, where wallets are fat, bikinis are skimpy, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account. Nearly a year ago Tess Binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear. The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. And Winnie Farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever she leads-straight into the juicy pulp of the Golden Orange, a world where money is everything, but nothing adds up . . . where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties. In THE GOLDEN ORANGE Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, scathing humor, and a moving portrait of a man on the brink of self-destruction. Very fine, first edition, first printing, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. {Not remainder-marked or price-clipped} M53. Bookseller Inventory # 6011

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Title: THE GOLDEN ORANGE

Publisher: Morrow/Avon, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Drunk and adrift in Orange County, California, forty-year-old ex-cop Winnie Farlowe attracts the attention of a three-time divorcee who introduces him to the mystery of her father's death and leads them both into danger

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When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. Ever since, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting the bottle, fighting his conscience. But now he's in for a special fight. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. She's a stunningly beautiful, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, where wallets are fat, bikinis are skimpy, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account. Nearly a year ago Tess Binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear. The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. And Winnie Farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever she leads--straight into the juicy pulp of the Golden Orange, a world where money is everything, but nothing adds up . . . where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties. In his long-awaited new novel, best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, scathing humor, and a moving portrait of a man on the brink of self-destruction.

"[Wambaugh's] laserlike descriptions of Orange County are worth the price of admission."--The New York Times Book Review

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