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False Conception: A John Marshall Tanner Mystery (1st edition/1st printing): Stephen Greenleaf

False Conception: A John Marshall Tanner Mystery (1st edition/1st printing)

Stephen Greenleaf

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ISBN 10: 1883402875 / ISBN 13: 9781883402877
Editorial: Otto Penzler Books, New York, 1994
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Unread Hardcover. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket in Brodart protective cover. Simply pristine, from my personal smoke-free collection. Seller is the original and only owner of this book. Not a remainder or EX-LIB. A GIFT QUALITY COPY. You'll not likely find a finer copy! Delivered to you in a box, never in an envelope. N° de ref. de la librería 000841

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Título: False Conception: A John Marshall Tanner ...

Editorial: Otto Penzler Books, New York

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: 1st Edition

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Performing a check on a prospective surrogate mother on the condition that she never learn who the contracting parents are, Tanner is amazed when she flees and discovers that the would-be adoptive parents harbor secrets involving incest, murder, and the family business.

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Stuart and Millicent Colbert can't conceive a child, but they have the resources to hire a surrogate mother. San Francisco private eye Marsh Tanner is employed to investigate the surrogate, Greta Hammond. The catch: Hammond must never know the identity of the Colberts nor that she's being investigated. Meanwhile, the detective's significant other is pushing him toward parenthood, a step that, at age 48, Tanner believes impossible. Complications arise on both fronts when Tanner infiltrates Hammond's life and--against all better judgment--her bed. When Tanner finds a distant connection between the surrogate and Mr. Colbert, Greta, now pregnant with the Colbert's child, disappears. Tanner is the only one who knows all the elements of the case, and he's forced to make Solomon-like decisions as he factors in his own confused emotions regarding parenthood, the welfare of the unborn child, and the lives of the three adult principals. Tanner novels are never just mysteries; Greenleaf always weaves in a larger human dilemma, and here he does it more successfully than ever before. This tenth installment is easily the best of the Tanner series. Too many mysteries end with the scent of cordite in the air; here we end with a tear in the eye. It's a nice change. Wes Lukowsky

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Chateau Chamberay Books is a collection of mostly signed First Edition Books from a personal library of suspense, mystery and literature novels.

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