The much-loved comic thriller by the author of the Edgar Award–winning The Butcher’s Boy is now, by popular demand, back in print, featuring a new Introduction by bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.
When Leroy “Chinese” Gordon breaks into a professor’s lab at the University of Los Angeles, he’s after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos—Los Angeles, for instance? Assigned to cope with the crisis and restore the peace, veteran agent Ben Porterfield steps onto the scene to remind us that the CIA’s middle name is, after all, Intelligence. Enlivening the mix are Gordon’s beautiful girlfriend, Margaret, his temperamental cat, Dr. Henry Metzger, and Metzger’s friend, an enormous half-wild dog with huge teeth.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004696404
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001222942
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. pages browning otherwise VG in VG dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001075
Book Description Collins, London, 1984. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. 1st UK Edition. VG+, Shelfwear, browning/VG, Edgewear, tear, creasing, fading. Comic thriller. Expanded condition report/scan on request. Bookseller Inventory # 020514
Book Description Collins, London, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¿" - 9¿" tall. 314pp. VG/VG. Black coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No inscriptions. Appears unread. Slight browning to top page edges. Unclipped light blue coloured dust jacket also in vgc with slight shelf wear to top and tail of spine of jacket. Altogether in near fine condition. Described as a "truly funny thriller" !. Bookseller Inventory # 002856
Book Description Collins, 1984. 1st edition and near vg with bottom edge staining in a similar dw, again with residual staining of something and elsewhere sunned. Bookseller Inventory # 26579
Book Description Collins, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. A 1st Edition Hard Cover In Good/Good Condition. Cover Boards are black with gold text to the spine, clean & bright. Binding is tight & strong. Ex-Library book plate on the front end-paper & on the half-title page, also a blue stamp on the Title page. Browning & minimal foxing to the pages. Dust Jacket is complete, has rubbing to the edges & slight age-yellowing. Has not been price clipped. Photos are supplied upon request, Due to weight a postal adjustment may be required. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 05989
Book Description Collins. 1984 1st GB editon, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition... Published by Collins. 1984 1st GB editon. 314 pages. Black cloth covered boards, gilt lettering - title. Dustwrapper not price clipped, protected by removable clear pvc cover. Condition : Pages tanned.Nr.Fine in like DW. Bookseller Inventory # 2175
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0002228130 WITH DJ. Bookseller Inventory # MM0020199
Book Description Collins, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First U.K. Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A NEAR FINE copy of the FIRST U.K. EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In NEAR FINE , unclipped jacket. P.O. name on ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 008468