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Stray Dogs (1st edition/1st printing): John Ridley

Stray Dogs (1st edition/1st printing)

John Ridley

Editorial: Ballantine Books, New York, 1997
ISBN 10: 0345413458 / ISBN 13: 9780345413451
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Librería: Chateau Chamberay Books (Sammamish, WA, Estados Unidos de America)
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Título: Stray Dogs (1st edition/1st printing)

Editorial: Ballantine Books, New York

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

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Edición: 1st Edition


Unread Hardcover. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket in Brodart dust cover. Author's debut novel, basis for the movie of the same name. Simply pristine, from my personal smoke-free collection. An extremely clean and crisp copy. 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 001013

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Sinopsis: "It's the heat that makes you crazy. I don't know what it is, but it works that way for man and animal alike. I've seen some peculiar things on a hot day too. I've seen a scorpion sting itself to death. It just keeps drivin' its tail into its body again and again. A little killer killing itself. And what a man'll do on a hot day. A man could get his self killed just for rubbing shoulders with another. . . ."

A loner, a drifter, a gambler--John Stewart asks little of life. But when his '64 Mustang busts a radiator hose in the middle of the empty Nevada desert, he prays to God, Buddha, L. Ron. And rolls into the tiny town of Sierra. Where he finds . . . nothing. A gas station whose former owner is lying low in the cemetery. A strip of barren, dust-blown store fronts. A truck stop cafe with more flies than customers.

Stewart wants out. Sucker-punched in a rigged poker game, he's got to get to Vegas to settle a debt. Or else.

Then in walks Grace, a seductive knockout who can read fortunes in faces. In the next twenty-four hours, Stewart becomes ensnared in a web of dirty double-crosses, cold propositions, and desperate souls--deadly ground where murder is just one gasp away.

A stunning, fast-paced novel, Stray Dogs unfolds with unrelenting tension, memorable characters, and shocking twists of plot. John Ridley has created a hypnotic story that is pure noir, from its first page until its shattering climax.

Reseña del editor: This is a first novel that knocked me out of my seat. From its first word to its last haunting image, "Stray Dogs" is soaked with gritty "noir". The slick, sexy relationship between John, the protagonist on the run, and Grace, the beautiful, dangerous woman he meets, creates a nuclear center for the taut, riveting events of a single hot day. This is certainly worth a read.

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