Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70662753
Synopsis: The suspect's girlfriend joins private eye Nason Nichols on a hunt for the Zoltec Industries employee who has stolen top secret technological information, and the two become caught in a web of high-power deception and blackmail
From Publishers Weekly:
Though briskly paced, this series launch set in Boston is marred by its overly contrived plot and a hero-sleuth whose political incorrectness gives a new meaning to the initials PI. Though he likes to cook and is a sensitive guy in some respects, Nason Nichols refuses to pay alimony to his ex-wife, who divorced him for his macho attitude. Her lawyer's threats pale, however, as Nase takes up a case involving industrial espionage and an insider stock trading scheme. An employee of Zoltech Industries, a computer chip manufacturer, steals plans for a new four-megabyte chip to sell to the Japanese competition. Wealthy, aging Armand Zoller and the chip's inventor, young Rachel Ornstein, convince Nase to steal the plans back temporarily so Rachel can alter them, keeping the theft quiet and Zoltech's rising stock safe. Nase, bothered by his conscience, soon decides to tell to the police, but then the thieving employee is murdered and Nase becomes the prime suspect. Readers, likely to guess the bad guys' identities before Nase does, will wonder why these high-tech types use hard copy and typewriters to record their latest, lengthy formulas. Despite such flaws, Thomson's fine ear for dialogue and his intriguing supporting cast hold promise for his next tale.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Trade Secrets
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Atria, 1993. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP10857069
Book Description Pocket Books, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Seller Inventory # 0400255
Book Description New York: Pocket, 1993, 1993. First edition, first printing hardback. Octavo in red quarter cloth and white boards. Unread. Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. The first Nason Nichols mystery. Jacket has light shelfwear, otherwise as new. Priced to sell in a mylar protective jacket. Seller Inventory # 3277
Book Description Pocket, 1993, 1993. First edition, first printing hardback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. Unread, new. Fine in Fine Jacket, no marks, a pristine copy. Seller Inventory # 13393
Book Description Atria. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0671748998 1st edition, 1st printing Pocket Books hardcover w/ DJ, 1993. Book is NF, clean, binding tight enough to suggest it is unread. DJ is NF, w/ light age-coloring to rear panel. Free delivery confirmation. Seller Inventory # SKU1008079
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Pocket, 1993. First edition. First Printing. Hardbound. New, in dust jacket. A tight unread copy. Mystery. 0.0. Seller Inventory # 2039
Book Description Pocket Books, NY, 1993. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Mystery. Seller Inventory # 005717
Book Description Pocket, New York, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; 244 pages. Seller Inventory # 23801
Book Description Pocket Books, NY, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Author's first mystery features P.I. Nason Nichols. Signed by Thomson on title page. Small nick at top board edge. Signed. Seller Inventory # 12591
Book Description Pocket Books, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Publisher: Pocket Books, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the Title Page. Inscription reads "To Jean _____ - With best wishes" and dated "December 1992". Hardcover is in near-fine condition (there is an ink-looking spot on the top of the inside of the front cover and on the top of the FFEP and bumped on the top and bottom of the spine and on three of the four corners). Dust jacket is in near-fine condition (stained on the underneath side of the jacket and edge wear). Brodart protected. 244 pages. Size: 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Author's first novel, and the first in the Nason Nichols series. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 7244