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Hard Freeze: A Joe Kurtz Novel (First Edition/First Printing, Flat-signed)

Simmons, Dan (First Edition/First Printing, Flat-signed)

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ISBN 10: 0312278543 / ISBN 13: 9780312278540
Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Minotaur Books, 2002
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A very nice, signed copy of the second book in the fine Joe Kurtz series. Simmons is a prolific writer who is not limited to a single genre. Book is in Fine condition, Spine is straight, no dog ears or tears and no markings. Light rolling at base of spine. First Edition, First Printing. Full number line is present. St. Martin's. Minotaur. 2002. DJ is in Near-Fine condition and is Mylar-covered. No tears. Tiny chip to bottom-rear corner. Light creasing at head and heel of spine and tiny rubbed to white line at center rear bottom, less than a 1/4" long and 1/32" high. $24.95 issue price is present. This book was flat-signed to the title page by Dan Simmons at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in November of 2013. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-11873661343

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Título: Hard Freeze: A Joe Kurtz Novel (First ...

Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Minotaur Books

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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There's a bitter wind brewing in Buffalo, New York and it's blowing in more than just snow. "Little Skag" Farino, the last don of the local crime family, wants Kurtz dead and is sending in platoons of hit men, starting with the Attica Three Stooges and working up through more competent killers. Little Skag's beautiful sister, Angelina Farino Ferrara, is back from seven years in Sicily and has her own deadly agenda for Kurtz.

If that isn't enough, Kurtz is approached by a dying concert violinist who wants his daughter's killer found. Rejecting the case at first, he is soon on the trail of a man who's not just the murderer of one child, but a cold-blooded serial killer who is a master of alternate identities and has the power to send a hundred men after Kurtz. As the bodies pile up like cords of wood, Hard Freeze hits town with the power of a whiteout blizzard and builds to a truly chilling climax. This is a crime novel where trigger fingers freeze to blue steel.


Having proven he can write hard-nosed noir with 2001's Hardcase, prolific genre-crossing author Dan Simmons reintroduces his gritty protagonist Joe Kurtz and promptly pitches him into the icy waters of Hard Freeze. Two pages into the book, the ex-private investigator is just minding his business on the frozen streets of Buffalo and already he's got a contract on his head. As Kurtz says, "It was shaping up to be an especially tough winter." When he finds out who the money behind the hit is, Joe's already outgunned and outmanned but never outsmarted. This wily warrior is always one step ahead of whoever is chasing him, be they crooked cops, calculating serial killers, corpulent mob bosses, or not-so-distressed damsels.

Simmons has crafted a perfectly ruthless crime novel with a relentless pace that doesn't let up until the final page. The single-minded Joe Kurtz is a wonderfully flawed and deliciously soiled noir icon. He's smart, salty, literate, smushy in all the right places, and not somebody to cross. In all, Hard Freeze is a fast-paced thriller that successfully interweaves amazingly disparate plot threads in an explosive--really explosive--climax. --Jeremy Pugh

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