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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Murder,
  • Investigation,
  • Kriminalroman,
  • Retired military personnel,
  • Amerikanisches Englisch,
  • Fiction

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Returning stateside from special-ops work in Iraq, Charlie Henry, the new owner of a pawnshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his business partner Gordon investigate the murder of a childhood friend, which draws them into a world of rivalries and false identities.

Edition Notes

StatementDavid and Aimee Thurlo
ContributionsThurlo, Aimee
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3570.H825 P39 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination292 pages ;
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26481704M
ISBN 101250027985, 1628990139
ISBN 109781250027986, 9781250027993, 9781628990133
LC Control Number2013032887
OCLC/WorldCa858159210

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