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A Nasty Piece of Work : A Novel, Robert Littell

Label
A Nasty Piece of Work : A Novel
Title
A Nasty Piece of Work
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Littell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, he's 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 uncle's bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. He's jumped bail and now she's 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"--
  • "Robert Littell has been widely praised as one of the best writers in the espionage genre. Now, he's turned his formidable skills towards crime fiction in 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 uncle's bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine. He's jumped bail and now she's 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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Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Littell, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.I7827
LC item number
N37 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Bail bond agents
  • Missing persons
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • New Mexico
  • Suspense fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
A Nasty Piece of Work : A Novel, Robert Littell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/458/9781250021458/image/lgcover.9781250021458.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862937012
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
257 p.
Isbn
9781250021458
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013023797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862937012
Label
A Nasty Piece of Work : A Novel, Robert Littell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/458/9781250021458/image/lgcover.9781250021458.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862937012
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
257 p.
Isbn
9781250021458
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013023797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862937012

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