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Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for early retirement in the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the creature comforts, such as they are, of a mobile home.

Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirty-something woman making a hash out of her uncles bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. Ornella has reason to believe he is planning to jump bail. Unless she can find him, her uncle is going to be $125,000 out of pocket.

For $95-a-day plus expenses (not to mention the pleasure of her company), Gunn agrees to help Ornella track the wayward suspect down. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. Once Gunn begins his manhunt, he starts to wonder whether Gava himself existed in the first place.

            Robert Littell has been widely praised as one of the best espionage writers of our time. Now, hes turned his formidable skills toward crime fiction in A Nasty Piece of Work, a novel that Le Monde has already praised as “one of those page-turning detective tales that feels like an instant classic.… A Chandleresque noir novel, as delightful as it is suspenseful.”

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A master of the spy genre crafts an exemplary detective novel, starring a former CIA agent turned private investigator, that already has the feel of a classic

Robert Littell has been widely praised as one of the best writers in the espionage genre. Now, hes turned his formidable skills towards crime fiction in A Nasty Piece of Work, a novel that has echoes of the great Raymond Chandler.

Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the comforts, such as they are, of a mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirty-something woman making a hash out of her uncles bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. Hes jumped bail and now shes about to pay the price for it. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. And once Gunn begins his search, for $95 a day plus expenses, it becomes unclear whether Gava even existed in the first place.

About the Author

ROBERT LITTELL is the author of seventeen previous novels, most recently Young Philby, and the nonfiction book For the Future of Israel, written with Shimon Peres, president of Israel. He has been awarded both the English Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries. His novel Legends, currently being made into a television series by Twentieth Century Fox Television, will air on TNT. He makes his home in France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250021458
Author:
Littell, Robert
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Subject:
noir
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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A master of the spy genre crafts an exemplary detective novel, starring a former CIA agent turned private investigator, that already has the feel of a classic

Robert Littell has been widely praised as one of the best writers in the espionage genre. Now, hes turned his formidable skills towards crime fiction in A Nasty Piece of Work, a novel that has echoes of the great Raymond Chandler.

Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator from the comforts, such as they are, of a mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirty-something woman making a hash out of her uncles bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. Hes jumped bail and now shes about to pay the price for it. Curiously, no photographs of Gava seem to exist. And once Gunn begins his search, for $95 a day plus expenses, it becomes unclear whether Gava even existed in the first place.

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