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Estleman, Loren D.

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ISBN 10: 0553053639 / ISBN 13: 9780553053630
Published by Bantam, New York, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A 215 page Ralph Poteet novel. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 9871

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Publisher: Bantam, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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First edition bound in black cloth & boards. Near Fine in fine dj. Heavy soiling to the upper page block.

From Publishers Weekly:

Estleman, arguably the finest practitioner of hard-boiled private eye fiction with his Amos Walker novels, shifts gears in this latest offering. The setting is still Detroit, but readers expecting the usual tight, tough adventure are in for a surprise. Estleman tries for humor here, but he does not bring it off. Ralph Poteet is about as sleazy as PIs get, and when the hooker upstairs awakens him in the middle of the night because she's got a dead Monsignor in her bed, he sees dollar signs flashing. However, Bishop Steelcase, Ralph's intended blackmailee, proves to be no ordinary cleric, and his mysterious assistant, Carpenter, is something other than an everyday servant of the Lord. Soon there are more dead bodies for Poteet to contend with, and both the police and a killer are looking for him. A beautiful young woman with an inexplicable lust for his body also shows up and keeps him thoroughly exhausted. The humor is broad, the story silly; the usually reliable writer disappoints this time out.
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