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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.

Review:

"Full of offbeat characters, excruciatingly reckless twists, and sardonic humor, this fun ride shows great promise for a rising author." Library Journal

Review:

"Swierczynski's sophomore effort...sometimes strains credibility but creates page-turning tension." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A]nother fast, funny, and action-packed outing from a writer who, fortunately for us, doesn't seem to know how to slow down." Booklist

Synopsis:

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. Visit his Web site at www.duaneswierczynski.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312374594
Author:
Swierczynski, Duane
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Poisoning
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Subject:
noir
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.82 x 5.92 x 0.785 in

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Product details 288 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312374594 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Full of offbeat characters, excruciatingly reckless twists, and sardonic humor, this fun ride shows great promise for a rising author."
"Review" by , "Swierczynski's sophomore effort...sometimes strains credibility but creates page-turning tension."
"Review" by , "[A]nother fast, funny, and action-packed outing from a writer who, fortunately for us, doesn't seem to know how to slow down."
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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