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The Old Turk's Load (Signed First Edition)

Gregory Gibson

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ISBN 10: 0802121136 / ISBN 13: 9780802121134
Published by Mysterious Press, 2013
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NEW YORK: Mysterious [2013]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. A pristine unread copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free, defect-free. This book was purchased new and shelved, untouched since then. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. You cannot find a better copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 05-2013-19

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Title: The Old Turk's Load (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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A tight, fast, and funny crime novel set amid the Newark riots of 1967. When a load of high octane heroin goes missing in the melee, criminals, cops, do-gooders, and lowlifes scramble to possess it. But the heroin has ideas of its own, leading its pursuers on a very un-merry, increasingly deadly chase.

Angelo DiNoto, a ruthless New Jersey crime boss, supplements his ill-gotten gains by importing blindingly pure artisinal smack produced by an old Turkish farmer. A five million dollar shipment disappears, and DiNoto can think of nothing better to do than go on a murderous rampage.

Richard Mundi, in whose lap the drugs have landed, is a burned out Manhattan real estate developer who plans to use the unexpected windfall as capital to revive his crumbling business empire. His gorgeous daughter Gloria, in bed - literally - with a band of wannabe revolutionaries, sees the heroin as a way to escape her father's looming presence and impress the woman she truly loves. "The Mailman" is a longtime postal clerk who has survived the worst that life has to offer --until throat cancer robs him of his voice and the will to live. To him, the drugs are a ticket to a better place. Topping off the cast is Walkaway Kelly, a private eye and Hell's Kitchen barfly who teeters continually on the brink of redemption.

Stir in Kelly's lovelorn sidekick, a pair of closeted gay hoodlums who work as DiNoto's enforcers, Mundi's conflicted protégé ( a slab of muscle with a moral conscience, who also serves as Gloria's nanny), and you have an Elmore Leonard-esque cast of characters running rampant in a convincingly wrought historical setting. Gregory Gibson weaves a thrilling, twisty plot in which disparate threads converge in an unforgettable showdown over the Old Turk's Load.

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"Acclaimed writer Gregory Gibson offers a tight, fast, and funny debut crime novel set amid the Newark riots of 1967. When a load of High-octane heroin goes missing in the melee, criminal, cops, do-gooders, and lowlifes scramble to possess it. But the heroin has ideas of its own, leading its frantic pursuers on an increasingly deadly chase."

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