American readers are introduced to the savage wit and violent world of Joe Hussy, a private detective with the wickedest mouth this side of Philip Marlowe. Hussy is a part-time garage mechanic and a retired special operative of the British secret service.
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Authentic London atmosphere permeates this otherwise drab suspense novel, the fifth by its British author and the first published here. Its hero, Joe Hussy, is a grumpy retired spy for the British government who lives a relatively quiet suburban life. Approached for help by the pompous head of a boys' school whose renegade brother has become entangled in a network of terrorists and would-be revolutionaries, Hussy begins to probe the disappearance. His natural antipathy to his old boss, who warns him away from the investigation, piques his interest further. Spewing a near-constant stream of wisecracks and put-downs, Hussy comes off as more cranky than witty, and readers who follow his escapades through Dunne's murky plot aren't likely to find him particularly fresh or engaging company. With its workmanlike writing and derivative main character, this effort sparks very little excitement.
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Descripción W W Norton & Co Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0393026272
Descripción W W Norton & Co Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0393026272