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QUARRY.

Pronzini, Bill.

ISBN 10: 0385305192 / ISBN 13: 9780385305198
Published by NY: DELACORTE. 1992, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. INSCRIBED & dated in year of publication by Bill Pronzini on half-title page. Close to fine in dj. (Exceedingly mild trace of foxing at top edge . 2 quarter-inch tears at base of front cover) A"Nameless Detective" novel. (S); Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 17935

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Title: QUARRY.

Publisher: NY: DELACORTE. 1992

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Investigating a young woman's strange behavior for her overprotective father, the nameless detective finds himself drawn into a case of deadly physical and psychological torture

From Publishers Weekly:

Pronzini's ( Breakdown ) brisk, efficient, action-packed mystery is set on the earthquake-ravaged San Francisco waterfront and in the now-arid salad-bowl country to the south. Here the Nameless Detective hunts for a methodical, brutal stranger who is pursuing withdrawn Grady Haas, 31, daughter of rancher Arlo Haas, the detective's old friend. Secretive Grady won't tell why she has suddenly left her job as an insurance adjuster specializing in marine claims and returned to the Salinas Valley . Nameless finds that her San Francisco apartment has been thoroughly tossed. All he has to go on are the three claims Grady had been investigating and her ex-boyfriend's savage beating by a stranger seeking Grady's whereabouts. Nameless may lack a moniker but he's full of character, describing himself as a "throwback--the kind of man who hates progress, mistrusts technology, and never quite feels comfortable in any place where he can't see or touch some small piece of the past." Still haunted by the horror described in Shackles (1988), in which he was chained for three months to the wall of an isolated mountain cabin, Nameless now must endure a new ordeal, being locked inside a burning building. The book's exciting final scene nicely plays on the title's double meanings.
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