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Legally Dead

Buchanan, Edna

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ISBN 10: 0743294777 / ISBN 13: 9780743294775
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2008
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Title: Legally Dead

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Fresh from her triumphant Love Kills, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edna Buchanan launches a new series featuring former federal agent Michael Venuri, who quits the Witness Protection Program to become a freelance identity-change expert.

Michael Venuri is a former U.S. Marshal and special operative in the Marines whose wife and unborn child die in a fluke accident on the Staten Island Ferry. After learning of two missing children in rural Vermont, the same town where he previously relocated a protected hit man with perverse tendencies and a fondness for little girls, he escapes his guilt by fleeing to Miami. When he meets a NASA employee with a reputation tainted from being blamed for the death of two fellow astronauts, Venturi helps the man fake his death in order to give him a new life with a new identity. Pleased with the idea of using his Witness Protection Program skills to help someone get a fresh start, Venturi becomes a freelance identity-change expert, helping deserving individuals fake their deaths in order to start over. Each death is faked in a different unique, ingenious, and often spectacular manner. Venturi only requires that his clients not contact anyone from their previous life, including him...but soon something evil begins to stalk his clients.

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Edna Buchanan worked the Miami Herald police beat for eighteen years , during which she covered five thousand violent deaths, three thousand of them homicides and won scores of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for Career Achievement in Journalism.. Edna attracted international acclaim for her classic true-crime memoirs, The Corpse Has a Familiar Face and Never Let Them See You Cry. Her first novel of suspense, Nobody Lives Forever, was nominated for an Edgar Award.

She brings an exotic and steamy Miami to vivid life in all of her novels. Edna captures both the heartbeat and the hot breath of this restless, dynamic, and mercurial city. In addition to eighteen books, she has written numerous short stories, articles, essays and book reviews. She lives in Miami with her husband, two dogs, and too many cats.

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