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The Resource Dead watch, John Sandford, (large print)

Dead watch, John Sandford, (large print)

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Dead watch
Title
Dead watch
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John Sandford
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eng
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Summoned by the White House chief of staff to investigate a series of elected official disappearances, Army intelligence veteran Jacob Winter finds the situation worsening when one of the missing victims is found brutally murdered
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  • Former Virginia senator Lincoln Bowe is missing. His wife, Madison, believes his bitter political rival, Governor Arlo Goodman, is behind it. Critics scoff until she reveals a security tape showing two men loosely affiliated with Goodman threatening her in her home. Bowes disappearance is a political time bomb. The presidential conventions are just over the horizon, and both parties fear the consequences if it detonates. The president, through his chief of staff, hires Jake Winter to investigate. Bowes body is found soon after Winter initiates his investigation. Bowe was not a saint: his sexual dalliances, with both men and women, were numerous, and his obsession with destroying Goodmans political career may have driven him to contemplate political blackmail. Winter has plenty of suspects to choose from, and he knows the answer can be found somewhere in Washingtons backrooms, where third-string campaign dirty tricksters change allegiances like other people change socks. Sandford, the best-selling author of the Prey series, displays an insiders knowledge of political infighting and couples it with his skill at creating memorable characters working through the maze of a diabolical plot. (Readers of a certain age will be reminded of Ross Thomas, grand master of the D.C. thriller from an earlier era.) The real Washington is awash with its own scandals and political time bombs, so expect readers to flock to this funhouse-mirror reflection of the real thing. -- Wes Lukowsky (Reviewed 03-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 14, p6)
  • When Lincoln Bowe, a controversial Republican ex-senator, disappears at the start of this fast-paced thriller from bestseller Sandford (Broken Prey ), the White House puts Jacob Winter, a veteran political operative with "an uncanny ability to navigate the world of bureaucracy," on the case. Bowe vanished shortly after making a fiery speech denouncing a rival, Arlo Goodman, the governor of Virginia and a demagogue who heads a volunteer militia group known as the Watchmen. When Bowe's burnt and headless corpse turns up, Winter is under even more pressure to discover those behind his murder. Aided by the dead man's attractive and possibly duplicitous widow, Madison, the fixer follows a trail of corpses and deception that suggests the killing may have been a staged piece of theater intended to derail Goodman's ascent to the presidency. Readers interested in a quick diverting romp without much gravitas will enjoy this, but serious Beltway fiction junkies might prefer their political thrillers to be a little more plausible. 500,000 announced first printing. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 13, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 11, p38)
  • The disappearance of a high-profile politician lights the fuse in Sandford's latest high-octane, low-logic thriller.Even after losing the Virginia governor's race to Arlo Goodman and then losing his Senate seat to an undistinguished Goodman protg, Lincoln Bowe has kept right on speaking out against Goodman and all his works—especially the Watchmen, a network of Goodman's citizen-activists Bowe likens to neo-Nazis. Now Bowe has vanished after a typically fiery speech, gone missing in the company of some suits who spirited him away. Madison Bowe, his wife, is convinced that Watchmen were inside those suits. Bill Danzig, the president's chief of staff, isn't so sure. But he is convinced that whatever happened to Bowe, the story is explosive. Attempting to stay ahead of its developments, Danzig calls in Jacob Winter, a go-to guy with a Special Forces pedigree who bills himself as a forensic bureaucrat, and tells him to find Bowe. Jake is too late to help Bowe, who's already dead. But he may not be too late to contain an improbable cascade of scandals that hover around Bowe and threaten to bring down the president. In order to do his job, though, Jake will need to stay out of the lethal crossfire between the armed and dangerous Watchmen and Bowe's own friends, allies and ex-lovers, who turn out to be every bit as shady, determined and ruthless. In the expert hands of Sandford (Broken Prey, 2005, etc.), the story flies along, keeping the action at such a furious pace, even without a high body count, that few readers will notice the glaring coincidences, the leaps of logic and the monumental good luck Jake needs to succeed as detective, lover (you'll never guess who he falls for) and survivor.Not as tightly woven as Sandford's best, but reliable thrills with some unexpected political overtones from a pro's pro. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2006)
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142325
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1944 February 23-
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Sandford, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Legislators
  • Marriage
  • Wives
  • Intelligence officers
  • Legislators
Target audience
adult
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Dead watch, John Sandford, (large print)
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Published in 2007 in the U.S. by arrangement with G.P Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
504 pages
Isbn
9781594131844
Lccn
2006009492
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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9781594131844
Label
Dead watch, John Sandford, (large print)
Publication
Note
Published in 2007 in the U.S. by arrangement with G.P Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
504 pages
Isbn
9781594131844
Lccn
2006009492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594131844

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