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ORCHID BEACH.

Woods, Stuart.

ISBN 10: 0060191813 / ISBN 13: 9780060191818
Published by HARPER COLLINS., NY, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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One of 150 copies reserved for friends of the author, with a specially bound-in colophon stating that all copies are numbered 001 so that everyone may have a low number. INSCRIBED & dated in year of publication on the colophon by Woods to Frances Bergen, wife of the great ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. Fine in dj. A Holly Barker novel. Bookseller Inventory # 306118

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Title: ORCHID BEACH.

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS., NY

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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303 paged hardcover "Orchid Beach" by Stuart Woods. ISBN # is 0060191813 but it brings up a book with a different # of pages.

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Talk about a bad first day. Major Holly Barker thought she was getting out of a mess when she left the army. She'd been sexually harassed by her superior, but the exigencies of the military legal system wound up wrecking her career. Orchid Beach seemed like the perfect place to start over. Though Chief Marley, an old family friend, was worried about some local increases in the drug trade, the Florida barrier island was not a crime mecca. As the new deputy police chief, Holly would be stepping on the toes of a few Orchid Beach P.D. regulars who were being overlooked for the job, but she would prove her worth in short order. After installing her trailer in Riverview, though, the bad news started to flood the Beach. The chief was found along the side of highway A1A with a bullet through the head, and his closest friend just had his skull blown apart with the chief's shotgun. Now, Holly is the acting chief in a town she hardly knows and with a police force that's full of animosity towards its newly minted leader. Just about the only consolation is that Holly has inherited Daisy, a Doberman who's about the best and most faithful friend a troubled gal could ask for; Daisy's a fierce defender of her master and she knows how to retrieve a beer on command.

Holly is a new character for Stuart Woods, and the author wastes no time getting readers into the thick of the mystery. This means that character takes a bit of a back seat to plotting in Orchid Beach, but with a mystery this fast-paced, the tradeoff is worthwhile. --Patrick O'Kelley

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