Larsgaard, Chris.

ISBN 10: 0385333633 / ISBN 13: 9780385333634
Published by New York: Delacorte, (2000) dj, 2000
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's first novel, an offbeat suspense story introducing San Francisco private investigator Nick Merchant, who specializes in finding lost heirs, Nominated for the Edgar, SIGNED on title page. 356 pp Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 60923

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Publisher: New York: Delacorte, (2000) dj

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Nick Merchant is an heir hunter--a little-known species of private investigator who searches for a dead person's next of kin when no will exists, and collects a percentage of the estate. Gerald Jacobs is a reclusive millionaire, found dead in a creaky old house in upstate New York. His net worth: twenty-two million dollars. Nick and his beautiful partner, Alex Moreno, think they're about to score the payday of a lifetime.

Unfortunately, they've got some pretty stiff competition. A rival firm is doing its best to beat them to the punch. And someone else--someone who knows every dark secret in Gerald Jacobs's grave--will stop at nothing to see that no one ever breaks this case. Nick and Alex work against the clock, narrowly eluding their rivals, dodging bullets, and unearthing a history a lot of people would rather keep buried. Moving from San Francisco to New York City, from Geneva to Washington, D.C.--and dozens of points in between--they struggle to uncover the guilty secret behind a dead man's fortune.
Unfortunately, he's got some pretty stiff competition. Working with his partner (and former girlfriend) Alex Moreno, Nick races against the clock, narrowly eluding his rivals, dodging bullets, and unearthing a history a lot of people would rather keep buried. He and Alex, moving from San Francisco to New York, from Switzerland to Washington, D.C.--and dozens of points in between--struggle to uncover the guilty secret behind a dead man's fortune. -->

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"The Heir Hunter is original and cool. Larsgaard's debut is a masterly bit of suspense writing."
--The Denver Post

"The Heir Hunter is a labyrinth: one way in, a hundred unexpected twists, and only one way out. A very cool and fast-paced novel. If you like your fiction a thrill-a-page, hunt no further than Chris Larsgaard."
--David L. Robbins, author of War of the Rats

"Chris Larsgaard has combined a wonderfully original premise with his natural gift for characterization to create a truly memorable debut. I'm looking forward to his next one."
--Kyle Mills, author of Rising Phoenix and Free Fall

"In The Heir Hunter, Chris Larsgaard has created that most unusual thing--a truly original, utterly compelling thriller. Once you've plunged into the murky and mysterious world of Nick Merchant, first-class heir hunter, you won't come up for air until you've reached the final pulse-pounding page. This is a book you do not want to miss."
--William Bernhardt, author of Silent Justice

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