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The Resource The last refuge, Chris Knopf

The last refuge, Chris Knopf

Label
The last refuge
Title
The last refuge
Statement of responsibility
Chris Knopf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • You might say that Sam Acquillo lives life passively: he sits for hours at a time staring out at the bay at his late parents' dilapidated house in Southampton, endlessly sipping vodka and reading the classics; he does odd jobs for his elderly neighbor, Regina; and he occasionally takes walks to the local watering hole to socialize. But when he finds the body of Regina facedown in her tub, his senses awaken--and not just because of the stench that led him to break into her house
  • So an old lady is dead? That's the attitude the local cops take, and when Sam volunteers to become the executor of the estate (more out of curiosity and boredom than anything else), the police department is happy to let him do it. In his quest to find next-of-kin and help fulfill his duties as executor, Sam uncovers suspicious facts, people, and circumstances that lead him to think Regina's death was not a case of just another octogenarian meeting her maker naturally
Member of
Summary
Sam Acquillo is at the end of the line. A middle-aged corporate dropout living in a ramshackle cottage in Southampton's North Sea, Sam has abandoned friends, family, and a big-time career to sit on his porch, drink vodka, and stare at the Little Peconic Bay. But then the old lady next door ends up floating dead in her bathtub, and it seems that Sam is the only one who wonders why. Despite himself, burned out, busted up, and cynical, the ex-engineer, ex-professional boxer, ex-loving father and husband finds himself uncovering secrets no one could have imagined, least of all Sam himself
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
134275
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sam Acquillo Hamptons mystery
Series volume
1
Target audience
adult
Label
The last refuge, Chris Knopf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
541 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781597229357
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2008052094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocn281092135
  • OCoLC
Label
The last refuge, Chris Knopf
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
541 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781597229357
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2008052094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocn281092135
  • OCoLC

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