Someone is trying to scare Benny Bartlett, a freelance writer in Seattle into leaving the Jet City…and he has no clue why. It starts with threatening phone calls but escalates into gunfire. The police won’t help, despite clear evidence of attempted murder, so Benny calls his old friend Bragg, who returns to his hometown to get answers. But he soon has to face his own, troubled past when his long lost ex-wife unexpectedly reappears, opening old wounds. Things quickly become explosive…literally. Bragg emerges from the flames into a hailstorm of bullets, beatings and bodies…a blast from the past that could put him in a grave.
Originally published as “Seattle.”
All eight powerhouse novels in Jack Lynch's Edgar Award-Nominated and two-time Shamus Award-Nominated Bragg Series...now in one volume!
The first three, powerhouse novels in Jack Lynch’s Edgar Award-nominated and two-time Shamus Award-nominated Bragg series of PI thrillers...now together for the first time ever in one volume.
In the Shamus Award-nominated third thriller in Jack Lynch’s series, San Francisco PI Peter Bragg returns to track down a fortune’s worth of gem-encrusted chess pieces smuggled out of China…unless a ruthless killer finds him first.
The books are damn good, featuring a hard but believable hero
This is a first-rate series. Bragg makes sense out of life by doing his work well
Bragg is authentic, gripping, gritty
Dialogue-driven, but with pauses for contemplation typical of this crime subgenre, this reissue ought to be on the radar of any enthusiast for American private eye fiction