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Hard Bargains

Grady, James

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ISBN 10: 0025449605 / ISBN 13: 9780025449602
Published by New York: Macmillan, 1985
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: Hard Bargains

Publisher: New York: Macmillan

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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When a mysterious woman asks private detective John Rankin to investigate the unsolved murder of Parviz Naderi, the investigation leads Rankin on a tortuous path that leads him to a killer and to love

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Washington, D.C., private investigator John Rankin (Runner in the Street) is approached by a beautiful woman calling herself Cora McGregor, who wants to find out the status of a seven-year-old murder case but won't tell him her reasons. Rankin learns from his friend Nick Sherman, a homicide detective in D.C., that the dead man, an Iranian national named Parviz Naderi, had been a wheeler-dealer nightclub owner with links to Savak, the Shah's secret police, as well as to assorted dope dealers, trucking industryrelated mobsters and other nasty characters. Sherman had been investigating Naderi's killing until frustrated by departmental pressure. Now he is eager that Rankin find out what really happened, while "Cora," whose real name is Barbara Sloan, is equally anxious that he not do so. As Rankin probes Naderi's past, he finds himself increasingly involved in the present life of Barbara and her dangerous, but deceptively charming, husband. Grady, a former assistant to journalist Jack Anderson (he also wrote Six Days of the Condor), knows both the appearance and the reality of our nation's capital, and he provides an abundance of inside lore in this tension-filled tale. Foreign rights: William Morris.November 5
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