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The man who risked his partner, Stephen R. Donaldson

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The man who risked his partner
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The man who risked his partner
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Stephen R. Donaldson
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eng
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Review
  • Popular fantasy author Donaldson wrote three paperback private-eye novels in the 1980s under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. Now he is revising the novels and reissuing them in hardcover; this is book 2 in the series. Donaldson, whose fantasies often star flawed characters who struggle to overcome infirmities, uses the same formula here: private eye Ginny Fistoulari has one hand (the other was blown off by a bomb), and her partner Mick Axbrewder is an alcoholic who accidentally killed his own brother. The reader gets beat over the head with the angst of the protagonists a few more times than necessary, but Donaldson keeps the story moving nicely. The PIs, hired to protect an accountant who apparently is on someone’s hit list, soon find themselves in a string of confrontations with bad cops, a well-armed wacko, and gangsters preying on L.A.’s Latino community. The setting rings true, and the characters have depth. This straightforward hard-boiled mystery, written in the classic first-person style, will attract both fans of the genre and crossover readers drawn by the Donaldson name. -- Elliott Swanson (BookList, September 1, 2003, p68)
  • With 2001's The Man Who Fought Alone , Donaldson picked up the story line of an earlier series of original paperbacks (The Man Who Killed His Brother ; The Man Who Risked His Partner ; The Man Who Tried to Get Away ) he wrote in the mid-'80s under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. They starred an unlikely pair of private eyes, Mick Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari, and in this, the second of the paperbacks to be "expanded" and reissued as a hardcover, Mick—after mortally wounding his cop brother in a shooting accident—is struggling to stay sober while Ginny, his partner and sometime lover, is adjusting to the loss of her left hand in an act of heroism, while wrestling with bouts of self-loathing. Following the murders of two minor mob hoods in their small southwestern city, Gin and Brew are hired to protect Reg Haskell, a bank executive, from an alleged death threat by the reigning crime boss, el Señor. The crotchety protagonists find that their client's story is chock full of lies, however. Among other problems, the charismatic (but married) Haskell is a "sexual buccaneer" with a long trail of winsome, brokenhearted bank employees in his wake. Haskell's incessant lying means an ever-changing explanation of his quandary before Gin and Brew—after a couple of near-miss assassination attempts—are finally able to get down to the real facts. Although fans of Donaldson's Thomas Covenant fantasy series should provide a ready readership base, this attempt at hard-boiled, Chandleresque gumshoeing feels a bit dated and flat. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed October 13, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 41, p56)
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DLC
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Donaldson, Stephen R
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Stephens, Reed
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True
Series statement
Man who novels
Series volume
0002
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  • Axbrewder, Mick (Fictitious character)
  • Fistoulari, Ginny (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Women private investigators
  • Southwestern States
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The man who risked his partner, Stephen R. Donaldson
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  • Rev. ed. of: The man who risked his partner/ by Reed Stephens. 1984
  • "A Forge book"
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780765302045
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(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2003046848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm52208362
  • OCoLC
Label
The man who risked his partner, Stephen R. Donaldson
Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. of: The man who risked his partner/ by Reed Stephens. 1984
  • "A Forge book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780765302045
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2003046848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm52208362
  • OCoLC

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