Unknown Man #89

Unknown Man #89

eBook - 2002
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Publisher: [New York] : PerfectBound, 2002.
ISBN: 9780060769321
0060769327
9780060544126
0060544120

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Aug 25, 2015

Another Elmore classical thriller that is easy to read and satisfying from beginning to end. Ryan had a gut feeling on a new job: “There’s something happening here, I know it. It’s right in front of my face, but I just can’t see it.” (one of the four books in Elmore' s 1970 collection: Fifty-two pickup -- Swag [originally published as Ryan's rules] -- Unknown man no. 89 -- The switch.

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jimg2000
Jun 01, 2014

Lawrence Block wrote - When the sacred ginmill closes - in 1985 paring a private investigator Scudder and his pal in the NYPD. Leonard published this in 1977, 8 years before Block's, featuring a process server and his Detroit detective. Both thrillers are excellent crime mysteries.

nater9ster Feb 03, 2012

An easy, quick, fun crime novel I read on vacation!

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Aug 25, 2015

Be Cool:
See, there was the hard way to do things and there was the easy way. The hard way looked good at the time; in fact, it looked like the only way. But it upset your stomach and could break your knuckles. It produced blind spots that could mess you up and cause pain, not to mention losing your ass. The easy way required thinking, and remaining cool. Not standing-around cool, but authentic genuine cool. Cool when you wanted to smash something or break down a door. No, hold it right there. Think on how to do it the easy way. Then turn the knob gently and the door opens.

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Jun 01, 2014

Making fun of retirees, Ryan said, You know what you do when you’re retired? You wait for the mail. First you wait for the paper and then the mail. Then you wait to get two thousand miles on your car so you can take it in for an oil change and a tune. He said, You see those Bermuda shorts the retired guys wear? You see how high they wear them up over their stomachs? Denise said, Yeah? Ryan said, What I want to know, where do they get zippers that long? Denise said, The same place the wives get the sequined sweaters they wear over their shoulders. Do you think the sleeves are real or fake? Ryan told her why didn’t she ask one of them, a retiree wife? She did, too. She asked a woman in front of the Oceanside Market if the sleeves of her sweater were real or for show. The woman looked at her.

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