Stock Image

Night Dogs

Anderson, Kent

286 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0939767279 / ISBN 13: 9780939767274
Published by Dennis Mcmillan Pubns, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Nothing Like a Good Book (Mt. Sinai, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 30, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 150.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

A beautiful signed first edition of the author's brilliant second novel with an introduction by James Crumley. Night Dogs continues the story of Hanson, the Special Forces soldier who's retruned from Vietnam and joined the Portland, oregon Police Department. Bookseller Inventory # 1002663

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Night Dogs

Publisher: Dennis Mcmillan Pubns, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page

Edition: First Edition- First Printing

About this title

Synopsis:

The North Precinct of Portland, Oregon, is home to two kinds of cops: sergeants who've screwed up elsewhere, and patrolmen who thrive on the action on the Avenue. Officer Hanson is the second kind, a man who seems to fear nothing, except his memories, in his fight to keep the mean streets clean.

Review:

"Every June 15th out at North Precinct, 'A' relief and graveyard shift started killing dogs. The police brass and local politicians only smiled if they were asked about it, shook their heads, and said it was just another one of those old myths about the precinct. The cops at North Precinct called them 'Night Dogs,' feral dogs, wild and half-wild, who roamed the districts after dark. Their ancestors had been pets, beaten and abandoned by their owners to breed and give birth on the streets." That's the stately, carefully weighted language and metaphor that begins what James Crumley (The Last Good Kiss) calls "the best cop novel I have ever read." Of course, the "night dogs" are not only the roaming canines but also the people from the rougher neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon--most particularly the police who work out of North Precinct. Seen through the eyes of a patrolman named Hanson, a Vietnam vet who thought he had seen the worst the world had to offer over there but is proved wrong every day, the story at first seems episodic, unconnected. But gradually all the threads of anger and pain come together to create an unforgettable picture of urban angst. Author Kent Anderson, who was a Vietnam vet and a Portland policeman in the 1970s, says that some readers might find his book disturbing or offensive: "The truth sometimes affects people that way." Then he adds a chilling footnote: "Things are much worse now than they were in 1975."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Modern First editions of Literature, mystery, science fiction, and horror.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

TERMS OF SALE:
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, PayPal, American Express, checks drawn on a U.S. bank in USD, Money Orders and Traveler Checks. Please make checks payable to: Charles Spataro

SHIPPING:
I will ship orders paid by cashiers check/money order within 48 hours. Orders paid with PayPal shipped within 48 hours of receipt of confirmatim. Orders paid with personal check will be held for 10 days before shipping. Within the USA the shipping and handling charge is $4.00 for media rate (o...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal