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The hero is a unconventional small-town Virginia sheriff named Ike Schwartz. His wife, Ruth, is cut from a different cloth, too. She's a college president fond of talking about her lingerie and making sheetmusic. The book begins when a car bomb explodes, and we learn what series followers have known all along: Sheriff Ike is a former CIA spook, crammed with dark skills. The search for the car bomber begins with Ike's colleagues at the Picketsville, Virginia, sheriff's office and widens to include FBI suits and Ike's raffish former CIA pal, Charlie. The detective plot is engrossing, and confrontations and assassinations make up the liveliest part of this uneven novel, almost carrying it past yards of windy sentences and a married couple's bantering that isn't as witty as it's meant to be. When the evil mastermind is paralyzed below the neck, we get a disquisition on the difference between tetraplegic and paraplegic. "Imagine the potential damage to our youth mixing our classic languages could have." Nick and Nora wept.--Don Crinklaw "Booklist "
The basic story flows smoothly, with parallel themes of terrorism and child abuse. Ike, and his wife, Ruth, are delightful characters, and Ike's CIA friend, Charlie Garland, proves as resourceful as ever.--Theodore Feit "Midwest Book Review "
Título: The Vulture: An Ike Schwartz Mystery (...
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Descripción Poisoned Pen Press, 2015. Paperback. Condición: New. Large type / large print edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Marry new technology to old-fashioned policing and you ve got something special. The car is found just outside Picketsville, Virginia, a smoking ruin of twisted metal and shattered glass. It takes only a glance to confirm that this is Ike Schwartz s car. Ever since he left the CIA, the incorruptible Picketsville sheriff has made enemies at home and abroad. Now, one has caught up with him, with a bomb powerful enough to turn quiet Main Street into a smoking crater. Is this a cop killing--or domestic terrorism? The town plunges into mourning, and Ike s wife Ruth, the president of the local college, puts on a brave face as the sheriff s department organizes a manhunt, the likes of which Picketsville has never seen. Back at the CIA, Ike s old colleague Charlie Garland joins the hunt, becoming fixated on a blurry videotape of the crime scene. Charlie s elastic job description includes monitoring Ike s life. Investigations--led by more than one player--fan around and out of Picketsville as far as a small town in Idaho where Martin Pangborn, head of the radical militia called the Fifty-First Star, runs his organization. If some banks and businesses are too big to fail, are some people too deeply connected or too wealthy to bring to justice? Is Martin Pangborn such a person? The Fifty-First Star s tentacles run long and deep. But the Vulture is something no one, not even Martin Pangborn, is prepared for. Surefooted prose speeds this well-told tale of greed and betrayal among the nation s covert elite. - Publishers Weekly on the 9th Ike Schwartz mystery, Drowning Barbie. Nº de ref. del artículo: APC9781464204777
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Descripción Poisoned Pen Pr. Paperback. Condición: New. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.Chilling news: a bomb has demolished the car of Picketsville, Virginias Sheriff Ike Schwartz, creating a crater in the road and shattering windows up and down the towns Main Street. Is this a cop killingor domestic terrorism The report devastates Ikes department; his wife, Ruth, president of the local college; his friends and family; and tickles an alert in the office of Charlie Garland, Ikes former colleague at the CIA whose elastic job description includes monitoring Ikes life. Investigationsled by more than one playerfan around and out of Picketsville as far as a small town in Idaho. If some banks and businesses are too big to fail, are some people are too deeply connected, too important, or too wealthy to bring to justice Martin Pangborn, head of the radical militia called The Fifty-first Star, is such a person: the tentacles of his organization are alarmingly long and deep. But things are not always what they seem, as Pangborn learns to his dismay. And the Vulture is something no one is prepared for. Readers of the Ike Schwartz novels know that in this, the tenth, as in the previous nine, Ike will ultimately prevail, Ruth will have a lot to say, Charlie will confound officialdom, the Picketsville deputies will show their mettleand justice will be done. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9781464204777