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PORK CITY.

Browne, Howard.

ISBN 10: 0312014937 / ISBN 13: 9780312014933
Published by ST. MARTIN'S. NY 1988, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Howard Browne on the half-title page. Fine in a Vg.+ dj. (Couple of small chips at corners of dj. Touches of mild shelfwear & rubbing to dj. A few spots of foxing at top edge). Bookseller Inventory # 6803

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Title: PORK CITY.

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S. NY 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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When former Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is gunned down on the streets of Al Capone's Chicago, in June 1930, tough Tribune publisher Colonel Robert McCormick becomes determined that someone will pay for the crime

From Publishers Weekly:

This thriller is as fast and snappy as a good, old Warner Brothers gangster movie. Ostensibly based on a true 1930 murder, it begins with the shooting, in broad daylight, of a Chicago Tribune reporter. The paper's redoubtable publisher, Col. McCormick, vows revenge on the mob and sets up his own semi-private investigation, headed by Patrick Roche of the Cook County prosecutor's office. Irish-born Roche is one of the few honest cops in town and he starts applying pressure where it hurts: in the breweries, speaks and brothels. Soon the various mob chiefs also join in the hunt for the murderer. First among many complications is the fact that the newshound was no stranger to corruption himself. Contributing to the book's appeal are Browne's description of the workings of both mob and "law enforcement" groups. En route to the bleak, cynical ending we're treated to an action-packed plot, a colorful cast of characters (including Alphonse Capone) and authentic period flavor. TV and screenwriter Browne (The St. Valentine's Day Massacre), uses cinematic quick-cutting effectively and the dialogue crackles. As John Evans, he's written many Paul Pine mysteries. This is a beaut.
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