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Sharky's machine

Author: William Diehl
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Italy, 1944: A squad of American soldiers on a dangerous secret mission is ambushed and slaughtered . . . and a fortune in gold vanishes. Hong Kong, 1959: An aging American colonel, haunted by his wartime past, is brutally murdered in a luxurious brothel. Atlanta, 1975: The last survivor of the fatal World War II ambush in Italy is executed at point blank range in a parking lot. Blowing away a crazed, gun-wielding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Diehl, William.
Sharky's machine.
New York : Delacorte Press, ©1978
(OCoLC)644105728
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Diehl
ISBN: 0440075912 9780440075912
OCLC Number: 3844900
Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: William Diehl.

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"Italy, 1944: A squad of American soldiers on a dangerous secret mission is ambushed and slaughtered . . . and a fortune in gold vanishes. Hong Kong, 1959: An aging American colonel, haunted by his wartime past, is brutally murdered in a luxurious brothel. Atlanta, 1975: The last survivor of the fatal World War II ambush in Italy is executed at point blank range in a parking lot. Blowing away a crazed, gun-wielding drug dealer on a crowded city bus gets police detective Sharky bounced from the narc squad into the dreaded dregs of the department-vice. That's where he stumbles on a high-priced call girl and her pimp who are fleecing rich johns in an even higher-priced blackmail scam. Together with his "machine" of hard-bitten vice squad veterans, Sharky closes in for a big sting. He doesn't count on falling for Domino, his alluring target. Or falling into the middle of the murderous design she's a part of-involving a hot presidential candidate, the shadowy multimillionaire who's backing him, and the ice-cold assassin they're using to wipe out the past . . . before it blows their future to hell."--Goodreads.com.

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