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Breakdown : a "nameless detective" mystery

Author: Bill Pronzini
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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San Francisco's "Nameless" detective and his partner Eberhardt are trying to prove that their client Thomas Lujack did not mow down his business partner with his car. Although he suspects his client's guilt early on, the 58-year-old gumshoe spends three weeks looking for flaws in the testimony of the hit-and-run's sole witness. Then Lujack is found murdered, the witness disappears, and the detective, instead of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 038529896X 9780385298964
OCLC Number: 21764509
Description: 230 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Bill Pronzini.

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San Francisco's "Nameless" detective and his partner Eberhardt are trying to prove that their client Thomas Lujack did not mow down his business partner with his car. Although he suspects his client's guilt early on, the 58-year-old gumshoe spends three weeks looking for flaws in the testimony of the hit-and-run's sole witness. Then Lujack is found murdered, the witness disappears, and the detective, instead of being asked to step up his investigation, is discharged by the victim's brother Coleman. In full moral outrage, the veteran detective bulldogs his way through the case, uncovering evidence about the brothers' employment of illegal immigrants.

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