Title: Sharky's Machine
Publisher: Delacorte Press January 1978
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Edition: First Edition.
Fine/no jacket as issue GREAT CONDITION, BEAUTIFUL COPY. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Author's first book. Made into the movie of the same name in 1981, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds as Sharky and Rachel Ward as the young wom. Bookseller Inventory # 20080807102331
Synopsis: This thriller sweeps from Nazi-occupied Europe to the deadly opulence of Hong Kong's brothels, and from the steel-and-glass fortress that houses one of the world's mightiest financial empires to the depths of the criminal underworld.
From the Inside Flap:
Italy, 1944: A squad of American soldiers on a dangerous secret mission is ambushed and slaughtered . . . and a fortune in gold vanishes.
Hong Kong, 1959: An aging American colonel, haunted by his wartime past, is brutally murdered in a luxurious brothel.
Atlanta, 1975: The last survivor of the fatal World War II ambush in Italy is executed at point blank range in a parking lot.
Blowing away a crazed, gun-wielding drug dealer on a crowded city bus gets police detective Sharky bounced from the narc squad into the dreaded dregs of the department--vice. That's where he stumbles on a high-priced call girl and her pimp who are fleecing rich johns in an even higher-priced blackmail scam. Together with his "machine" of hard-bitten vice squad veterans, Sharky closes in for a big sting. He doesn't count on falling for Domino, his alluring target. Or falling into the middle of the murderous design she's a part of--involving a hot presidential candidate, the shadowy multimillionaire who's backing him, and the ice-cold assassin they're using to wipe out the past . . . before it blows their future to hell.
"Every chapter crackles with sex, violence, and corruption."
--The Washington Post
"Fast-paced, attention-holding, hard-hitting."
"A slam-bang ending that should shock the most jaded thriller reader."
--The Associated Press
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