191 pages; 1st British edition; black paper, silver spine titles; signed by author in blue ink to title page; color pictorial dust jacket, not price-clipped, now protected in clear plastic; light wear to boards, upper front corner lightly bumped, head & tail of spine softened; some rubbing to front and rear panels, head & tail of spine rubbed, mild loss to corners at folds; a very good plus to near fine copy in a very good jacket; scarce first British edition of this classic Block story. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Albert Platt is a rotten man. Bred in the rough parts of Brooklyn, he made his name as a killer and has built a fortune from gambling, loan sharking, and the other pastimes of a standard thug. His latest gambit? Buying banks, robbing them, and collecting the insurance. He's a hard man, and no one ever stood in his way until he brushed up against Eddie Manso. Manso is no ordinary veteran. He and four other commandos, battle-hardened in the jungles of Laos, have found that the civilian world demands their talents as much as the military once did. These specialists have made a living targeting vicious men whom the law cannot touch, dismantling their empires and taking their plunder. And Albert Platt has just entered their crosshairs.
About the Author:
Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.
Fred Sullivan is an actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has played over one hundred roles as an award-winning resident actor at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island. He is resident director at Gamm Theatre and teaches acting at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Title: The Specialists [signed]
Publisher: Robert Hale
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
Book Description Hale, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st UK edition. Ex library with a couple of stamps. Original boards. No missing pages. Jacket is not price clipped. Seller Inventory # 2887