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ISBN13: 9780312343798
ISBN10: 0312343795
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The night before a big meeting, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a pretty young blonde. Sure, Jack has a wife and daughter at home, but this is just a little harmless flirting. Harmless, that is, until the blonde leans forward and says, "I poisoned your drink."

 

She tells Jack that unless she can keep someone within ten feet of her at all times, she'll die. And if he wants the antidote, he'll have to take her back to his hotel room and promise to stay by her side.

 

Jack thinks: psycho. But as the violent night wears on, and he encounters a relentless government assassin, a threatening voice on a cell phone, a deadly waitress, dirty cops, and shady cab drivers . . .

 

He begins to believe her.

About the Author

Duane Swierczynski is editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper. His previous novel, The Wheelman, was nominated for the Gumshoe Award and was optioned for film. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Liza, July 24, 2008 (view all comments by Liza)
Wow! This book grabs you with the best opening sequence I've read in a long time:
"I poisoned your drink."
"Excuse me?"
"You heard me."
"Um, I don't think I did."
The blonde raised her cosmopolitan. "Cheers."

What follows is a frantic, dark, wildly-paced novel that is a cross between Raymond Chandler and The Twilight Zone. Swierczynski has a great warped sense of humor in this great noir-crime story.
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ISBN:
9780312343798
Author:
Swierczynski, Duane
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Poisoning
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Subject:
noir
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061114
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.49 x 5.77 x 0.975 in

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