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The Syracuse Codex

Author: Jim Nisbet
Publisher: Tucson, AR : Dennis McMillan Publications, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A floozy's murder jump-starts a caper mixing scholarly skullduggery and hard-boiled mayhem. San Francisco frame maker Danny Kestrel has just driven away from a one-night stand with nymphomaniac art patron Renee Knowles when she's bumped off with a single gunshot, leaving him the main suspect in her killing. Danny investigates Renee's dealings in the underground antique trade and immediately runs afoul of crooks
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Nisbet
ISBN: 093976752X : 9780939767526
OCLC Number: 62247258
Description: 469 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jim Nisbet.

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A floozy's murder jump-starts a caper mixing scholarly skullduggery and hard-boiled mayhem. San Francisco frame maker Danny Kestrel has just driven away from a one-night stand with nymphomaniac art patron Renee Knowles when she's bumped off with a single gunshot, leaving him the main suspect in her killing. Danny investigates Renee's dealings in the underground antique trade and immediately runs afoul of crooks convinced that she passed him a secret treasure she finagled in her final days.

Gyrating events eventually lead Danny to an antiquarian text that reveals evidence damning a sixth-century Roman empress for intrigues involving her son and some priceless trinkets, all of which seem to have bearing on Renee's sordid activities.

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