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This wicked world : a novel

Author: Richard Lange
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Former Marine Jimmy Boone - once a bodyguard to Los Angeles's rich and famous - is now on parole and trying to keep his nose clean. He has a job tending bar on Hollywood Boulevard, serving drinks to tourists, and is determined to put the past behind him." "Boone backs up a buddy on a hero-for-hire gig - looking into the mysterious death of a kid on a downtown bus - and one small effort to do the right thing plunges  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Noir fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lange
ISBN: 9780316017374 031601737X 9780316018791 0316018791
OCLC Number: 310715027
Description: 401 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Richard Lange.

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The dark side of Southern California comes to light in this explosive first novel - a book that reads like a cross between Elmore Leonard and Denis Johnson  Read more...

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"The best debut collection we have read all year....You could shelve Lange between Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Richard Yates, and no fights would break out...Lange writes with tremendous heart." Read more...

 
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