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Briarpatch (1984) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Ben Dill's detective sister is blown up outside her duplex, Dill, a consultant to a Senate subcommittee, returns to his hometown to find out who killed her, and why. And what he uncovers is an unsavory nest of petty thieves, hired guns, crooked cops, illegal arms dealers, and corrupt politicians.

Original title: Briarpatch
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

Edition #1: Briarpatch

Briarpatch (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "What Elmore Leonard does for crime in the streets, Ross Thomas does for crime in the suites. Thomas puts his knowledge of corporate chicanery and government malfeasance to work in novels which sometimes seem like John LeCarre adapted by Groucho Marx." The Village Voice
  • "Mr. Thomas is one of the best storytellers around, and his skills have not deserted him in this taut novel...This superior piece of work, in Mr. Thomas's typical suave, sophisticated style, will please his admirers and should make a lot of new friends for him." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Funny, cynical, and altogether delicious. Crisp, incisive, delightful stuff." Stephen King
  • "Ross Thomas is consistently entertaining, articulate, and skillful. He can handle grotesques, mood, and action as well as anybody." John D. MacDonald
  • "Ross Thomas is that rare phenomenon, a writer of suspense novels whose books can be read with pleasure more than once." Eric Ambler
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Manifested in:

Briarpatch (January 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312290313
Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.60 x .79 in
Pages: 336

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