A vacation in the Greek islands becomes complicated when a private eye is drawn into the murky waters of international hashish smuggling
His name is Frank Davies, but friends and clients call him Lobo. A private eye with a law degree, Lobo doesn’t like to get rough but he’ll do it for a friend. When a rich friend sends him to Paris to retrieve some stolen money, he earns himself a trip to Greece as a reward. It’s supposed to be a vacation, but as soon as he arrives he’s working again. First his landlady, an English woman married to a Greek, asks his help bringing her cheating husband to heel. Though he doesn’t like her, he finds himself morbidly fascinated by her train wreck of a marriage. Then he meets a countess with a blackmail problem, and offers her a little pro-bono work. As he digs beneath the island’s sunny surface, Lobo learns that no matter how beautiful the scenery, secrets are always ugly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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James Jones (1921–1977) was one of the most accomplished American authors of the World War II generation. He served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1944, and was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the battle for Guadalcanal, where he was decorated with a purple heart and bronze star. Jones’s experiences informed his epic novels From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line. His other works include Some Came Running, The Pistol, Go to the Widow-Maker, The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories, The Merry Month of May, A Touch of Danger, Whistle, and To the End of the War—a book of previously unpublished fiction.
“James Jones gives you a lot of groceries for your money. Not from the gourmet shop—just plain, hearty, belly-filling fare.” —The New York Times Book Review
“The only one of my contemporaries who I felt had more talent than myself was James Jones. And he has also been the only writer of any time for whom I felt any love.” —Norman Mailer
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Descripción HarperCollins Distribution Servi. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Covered in clear plastic. Ex-library with usual stamps, marks and labels. Pages tanned. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000692272
Descripción HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0002218313I3N00
Descripción HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0002218313 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0002218313Z3
Descripción Collins, London, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Octavo hardback. 352 pp. Very Good+ condition in very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 060259
Descripción London Collins, 1973 1st edition, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Novel by the author of "From Here to Eternity". Black cloth covers Good+ no d/j. ISBN 0 00 221831 3. Nº de ref. de la librería 5262
Descripción Collins 1973, First Edition, 1973. 1st Edition. hardback, clean and sound, no inscriptions, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 0002218313. Nº de ref. de la librería 23507
Descripción Collins, London, 1973. 1st edition. A tidy copy in tight binding Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería BOOKS067176I
Descripción London, Collins, 1973; 0 00 221831 3, 1973. 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ Dust jacket Good+. 352pp. Black covers with gilt title on spine. Protected Dust jacket has small closed tears, price intact. No inscriptions. Nº de ref. de la librería 15807
Descripción COLLINS, LONDON , FIRST EDITION, 1973. Hard Back. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: VG+. 352 pages . black boards with gilt lettering , book as new , no inscsp , d/j not price clipped , colour illustrated dustjacket black and red lettering , by author J Jones [ From Here to Eternity / The thin Red LIne - both made into films / Go to the Widow maker etc . ] meet Lobo Davis an American private eye operating abroad into Europe , gripping thriller , violence and passion in a decadent society. Nº de ref. de la librería 6857
Descripción Collins, UK, 1973. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good Unclipped. First. Very good clean tight book - some foxing to top of page block. Jacket is very good - slight stretch to front flap and light fade to spine. The author of "From Here To Eternity" has created a new personage in detective fiction; Lobo Davies, an American private eye operating abroad. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Thriller. Nº de ref. de la librería 005393