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Pretty Ballerina: A Novel: Wessel, John Pretty Ballerina: A Novel: Wessel, John Pretty Ballerina: A Novel: Wessel, John

Pretty Ballerina: A Novel

Wessel, John

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ISBN 10: 0684814641 / ISBN 13: 9780684814643
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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This is a highly collectible Advance Reader's Copy. The book condition is FINE. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000185

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Title: Pretty Ballerina: A Novel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

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Many years after her brother disappears and the rest of her family is slain in a case left unsolved, a former porn actress begins receiving threatening letters from a stranger and calls on private eye and ex-convict Harding to help her. 60,000 first printing. Tour.

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Even though Cassie Rayn's awaited by hordes of adoring fans the moment she arrives for Chicago's GoreFest film festival, not even the panting devotees of such earlier porn masterpieces as Pretty Ballerina--some of them, like Rhythm King Leon Minsk and Pool King Marty Devlin, wager to shell out thousands for a duly authenticated copy of the landmark video--can make her forget the adoptive brother she lost: Kim Moon, who disappeared from a church-sponsored day trip over 20 years ago, sparking an obsessive search for him that ended two years later when his father, Ellis Moon, evidently slaughtered the rest of his family and himself as Cassie cowered in the basement. Now the childhood terror has resurfaced in a blitz of sinister mailings from ``Lost Moon Developers'' advertising vacation trips, timeshares, and home improvements. Cassie turns to Harding, the unlicensed shamus whose unsavory connections make him the most likely person either to solve the mystery or to be on a first-name basis with whoever's behind it. And Harding soon finds that Cassie isn't the only one who's been getting mail from Lost Moon Developers--or the only one whose life expectancy has been decimated by the unholy blast of child abuse, kidnaping, blackmail, prostitution, and good clean video fun that's come roaring out of Cassie's past. Less feverish than Harding's striking debut (This Far, No Further, 1996)--but there's still no shortage of strange doings, courtesy of enough criminals to keep the Chicago justice system occupied well into the next millennium. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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