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Clarkson, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 3,180 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.L3443, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Clarkson
Among thieves by John Clarkson( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Olivia Sanchez--smart, driven, and beautiful--started at the bottom and worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly, brutally fired, then blackballed. With no place else to go, she turns to her cousin, Manny Guzman, ex-con and ex-gang leader, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. Hard. But his partner, James Beck knows that out in the real world, things aren't done that way. Beck, with a tight group of three other ex-cons, works out of a discreet base of operations in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. To help Manny, he and his partners, along with a network of close "associates," offer to look into what happened to Olivia, and fix it. But nothing is as simple as it first appears, and Beck and his men end up going to war against a formidable list of enemies: the politically connected CEO of a Manhattan brokerage firm; a Russian arms dealer; a small army of Bosnian war criminals; a ruthless gang of Russian mobsters; and, last but not least, the NYPD. With too many foes coming at them from too many angles, Beck and his men are going to have to survive against impossible odds, avoid being sent back to prison, and in the process, steal $116 million dollars"--
Bronx requiem by John Clarkson( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The death of Paco "Packy" Johnson shouldn't have surprised anyone. Paco Johnson spent a lifetime in the system -- starting in juvie at age 10, then prison for most of his adult life. But he managed to make some real friends in prison, friends who helped him get parole, a place to stay, and plans to help him adjust to a life outside prison after seventeen years behind bars. But only seventeen hours after he was released, he was found dead -- murdered -- in the streets of the Bronx. James Beck can't save Packy any longer -- but he can try to find out what happened to Packy, and why, and exact a measure of justice. Beck, ringleader of a tight clique of ex-cons based in Brooklyn's Red Hook section, is determined to accord Packy at least some dignity and a measure of justice. But what drove Packy out onto the streets of the Bronx his first night back? Who did he run into that hated him enough to viciously beat him before executing him, and yet left behind his wallet full of cash? But what at first appears to be a simple, if tragic, street killing, quickly becomes something much more difficult and complex. And it will take all the skills, connections, and cunning of Beck and his team not only to learn the truth but to survive the forces they've unwittingly unleashed"--
And justice for one : a novel by John Clarkson( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Devlin, a former Secret Service agent, is on his own, investigating his brother's savage beating, in the depths of the after-hours club scene where sex is the entertainment and cocaine is the menu
Reed's promise by John Clarkson( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They say that your life can change in an instant. For Bill Reed, that instant occurs when his motorcycle slams into a sport utility vehicle backing up on a rain-slick street. He awakes in the hospital with most of his left leg gone, facing the sudden prospect of living life as an above-the-knee amputee. For the successful ex-FBI agent, athlete, and "man's man," the loss creates a dramatic sense of fear, doubt, and depression."--Jacket
New lots by John Clarkson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commando-style assault is launched by the New York police against drug dealers on a housing estate. It follows the dealers' threat to destroy a crack rehabilitation center nearby. A big mistake on their part as the lady running the center is the daughter of the police commissioner
Among thieves : a novel by John Clarkson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivia Sanchez worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly fired and blackballed. She turns to her cousin, Manny, ex-con and ex-gang leader, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. But his partner, Beck offers to look into what happened to Olivia, and fix it. Beck and his men end up going to war against a formidable list of enemies. With many foes coming at them, they are going to have to survive impossible odds, avoid prison, and steal $116 million dollars
Bronx requiem : a novel by John Clarkson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only seventeen hours after he was released, Paco Johnson was found dead - murdered. James Beck can't save Packy any longer, but he can try to find out what happened to Packy, and why, and exact a measure of justice. Beck, ringleader of a tight clique of ex-cons based in Brooklyn's Red Hook section, is determined to accord Packy at least some dignity and a measure of justice. What at first appears to be a simple, if tragic, street killing, quickly becomes something much more difficult and complex. And it will take all the skills, connections, and cunning of Beck and his team not only to learn the truth but to survive the forces they've unwittingly unleashed
One way out by John Clarkson( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's law by John Clarkson( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They found the body in a remote rain forest on the Big Island of Hawaii half-eaten by wild animals. The victim is a Vietnam vet who not only served with Jack Devlin, he saved Devlin's life. Was it murder? Why don't the police seem to care? And why do the guilty act like they're above the law? Nothing seems certain except one thing. When it comes to righteous vengeance, Jack Devlin follows one law--his."--Back cover
 
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クラークスン, ジョン

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