Title: Muscle Memory ***SIGNED***
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, NY
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 000907
Synopsis: Boston attorney Brady Coyne doesn't handle criminal cases--he makes a nice living drafting wills and deeds and doing other small legal work for a select list of clients. He does, however, handle divorces and, against his better judgment, he decides to represent Mick Fallon, a former professional basketball player, in a divorce suit brought against him by his wife. Mick doesn't want the divorce, nor does he understand why his wife wants one, and he isn't going to make it easy for anyone involved--including Brady.
But that, as Brady soon discovers, is only the beginning of Mick's problems. A compulsive gambler, Mick is deep in debt to a local mobster, and he has a talent for making difficult situations worse. In fact, nothing is ever quite the way that Mick represents it to be, and the early stages of the divorce action aren't going well for Brady's client. Before it can get very far, however, Mick's wife is found brutally murdered in her living room. The obvious suspect is Mick himself--he was seen at her house that night and later lied about it--but Mick has disappeared. Though everyone from the police to the mob is after Mick, only Brady believes him to be innocent of the crime--a crime he has to solve before Mick's troubles overtake him permanently.
From the Inside Flap:
MORE PRAISE FOR WILLIAM G. TAPPLY AND HIS NOVELS
"Mystery lovers will thoroughly enjoy Brady and the other characters that Tapply creates. They are sharply etched and, together with a deft narrative, make Tapply one of the best in this genre. The plot is carefully drawn and the description and the scenes are vivid."--Florida Times-Union on Muscle Memory
"Outstanding...electrifying...ingenious...one of the most convincingly heroic and likeable of contemporary sleuths."-Publishers Weekly
"Suspense accents the complex plot, a puzzler to the last page."-Daily Oklahoman
"Scar Tissue reinforces the knowledge that William G. Tapply is a superstar who deserves wide readership. The story is cleverly devised and never slows down. Anyone who enjoys a solid, entertaining investigative tale will love Scar Tissue and want to read the previous Coyne caper, Muscle Memory."-Midwest Book Review
THE SEVENTH ENEMY
"A new Brady Coyne novel is as easy to slip into as a well-worn pair of jeans...An entertaining and satisfying suspense novel."-Booklist
"Using his first-person style, Tapply gives an accurate picture of the Maine scene, with believable characters, finely tuned dialogue, and prose that flows as smoothly as a trout stream."-Bangor (Maine) Daily News
"Tapply's quiet and deliberate prose has always called to mind the expression 'Still waters run deep.' [This] should appeal to those who like action as well as interaction in their reading matter."-Boston Herald
"Tapply is one of the best and most consistently good mystery writers in the business."-Tulsa World
CLOSE TO THE BONE
"A splendid writers whose sleek prose matches his clever plots and vivid, interesting characters."-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
THE SNAKE EATER
"Tapply, probably as popular as Robert B. Parker, gives protagonist Brady Coyne another chance to shine...Polished prose, comfortable characters and surroundings, and en elegantly twisted plot produce a winner."-Library Journal
"Tapply is a writer with a fine eye and an acute sense of place, and his novels drawn on the New England scene beautifully."-Boston Globe
"With the distinctive presence of Coyne, William G. Tapply has established himself as one of the best practitioners of the hard-boiled school."-Washington Post
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