Naked at the Window

Naked at the Window

A Harpur and Iles Mystery

Book - 2002
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Big drug dealer Ralph Ember stumbles on a ghastly surprise when he and sidekick Beau Derek arrive at the house of yachtsman Barney Coss, his bulk supplier: Barney and his two women have been savagely murdered--and the murderers, three drug rivals from London, are still in the house. Beau dies quickly at their hands; they let Ralph go--for the moment--but he's a marked man because of what he's seen. When Melanie, Beau's alluring, ruthless girlfriend, learns what has happened, she is bent on revenge and wants Ralph as her partner--all the way.Bill James's latest Harpur & Iles police procedural ratchets up the tension as the cops (the brilliant Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur and his ungovernable, half-cracked superior, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles) fight the drug barons for control of the city. As a body washes up, and one of the London creeps meets a violent end, the wily Ralph finds himself starting a new, very risky career--and Harpur sorts out what's going on just in time.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W W Norton : 2002
ISBN: 9780393051988
Branch Call Number: MYS Jame
Characteristics: 236p


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Mar 29, 2012

Unbelievably this is #19 in a series. Presumably this means there are fans of this writer and these characters. Sorry - I'm not one of them and didn't finish the book - a rarity for me. Found it indigestible. Apparently we are supposed to admire the writer's "verbal brilliance" - uhuh!

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