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Leonard, Elmore

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ISBN 10: 0877955271 / ISBN 13: 9780877955276
Published by Arbor House Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Black cloth spine over red boards, gilt titles. First printing. Featuring former Secret Service agent, Joe LaBrava. Won the 1984 Edgar Award for Best Novel. A very good plus / near fine copy in like DJ with some small dent/scratches to front. 283 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 12943

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Title: LaBrava

Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Joe LaBrava first fell in love in a darkened movie theater when he was twelve -- with a gorgeous femme fatale up on the screen. Now the one-time Secret Service agent-turned-photographer is finally meeting his dream woman in the flesh, albeit in a rundown Miami crisis center. When she's cleaned up and sober, though, former movie queen Jean Shaw still makes LaBrava's heart race. And now she's being terrorized by a redneck thug and his slimy marielito partner, which gives Joe a golden opportunity to play the hero. But the lady's predicament is starting to resemble one of her earlier cinematic noirs. And if he's not careful, LaBrava could end up the patsy -- or dead -- in the final reel.

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Joe La Brava is an ex-Secret Service agent who gets mixed up in a South Miami Beach scam involving a redneck former cop, a Cuban hit man who moonlights as a go-go dancer, and a one-time movie queen whose world is part make-believe, part deadly dangerous. This is vintage Leonard: fast-moving, pitch-perfect, and utterly, authentically irresistible.

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