11-01-02

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11-01-02

6hrs 32min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Nameless, as suggested here, may be on the verge of a well-earned retirement, but he’s in top form as he often has been in Pronzini’s award-winning series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A simple case of blackmail gets lethally complicated when "Nameless" exposes a nasty scam that involves junior accounts executive Jay Cohalan, his unhappy wife, and a mistress with a serious drug problem. It's the kind of case Nameless likes, because bleeders—the blackmailers, extortionists, small-time grifters, and other opportunists who prey on the weak and gullible—sit near the top of his most-worthless-human-beings list. But soon Nameless finds his client shot dead in the middle of a four-poster bed, and only by a hair's breadth escapes a similar fate. During a relentless hunt for his unknown assailant in San Francisco's shadowy underworld, he encounters bleeders of every ilk, and, in a climax as powerful as it is unexpected, finally confronts his own demons.

Praise

“Nameless, as suggested here, may be on the verge of a well-earned retirement, but he’s in top form as he often has been in Pronzini’s award-winning series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“All told, a well-delivered adventure, by writer and reader. If this is Nameless’s exit, we shall miss him.” AudioFile

“This well-performed audiobook is sure to please the author’s fans, who may be disappointed to learn this could be the last go-around for Nameless.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Oct 31, 2002
Release Date November 1, 2002
Number in Series 27
Series Display String The Nameless Detective Novels
Release Date Machine 1036108800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Literature & Fiction, Private Investigators, Hard-Boiled
Author Bio
Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini is the award-winning author of ninety novels, including forty-six in his Nameless Detective series, two others series, four nonfiction books, and numerous short stories. He has won three Shamus Awards and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for the best crime novel published in France. He earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of American and the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award. He was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, making him and his wife, Marcia Muller, the second pair of married mystery writers to be so honored, with Ross Macdonald and Margaret Millar being the first.

Narrator Bio
Gregory Gorton

Gregory Gorton has narrated more than five hundred audiobooks. His television credits include Homicide: Life on the Streets and Unsolved Mysteries. Greg has been performing, writing, and teaching with Washington, DC’s, premiere musical comedy improvisation troupe, Now This! and Now This, Kids! for more than fifteen years.

Overview

A simple case of blackmail gets lethally complicated when "Nameless" exposes a nasty scam that involves junior accounts executive Jay Cohalan, his unhappy wife, and a mistress with a serious drug problem. It's the kind of case Nameless likes, because bleeders—the blackmailers, extortionists, small-time grifters, and other opportunists who prey on the weak and gullible—sit near the top of his most-worthless-human-beings list. But soon Nameless finds his client shot dead in the middle of a four-poster bed, and only by a hair's breadth escapes a similar fate. During a relentless hunt for his unknown assailant in San Francisco's shadowy underworld, he encounters bleeders of every ilk, and, in a climax as powerful as it is unexpected, finally confronts his own demons.

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