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Swann Dives In
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  • Hardcover
  • Oct.19.2012
  • 9781432826222

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Swann's last case nearly killed him, emotionally and physically.  Now he's sworn off his old profession and taken a steady gig.  But climbing stairs to hook people up to cable is hard on the knees...and not the kind of connections he's good at making.  So when an opportunity arises to bring order to chaos for a price, Swann is pulled back in. The case starts simply, with a call to find a burglary suspect who's gone on the lam.  But the twists and turns will take him right to the dizzying top of America's Ivory Towers. Swann's soon on the trail of a wealthy lawyer's rebellious daughter, who's disappeared with her disreeputable boyfriend.  Finding the beau, an intellectual and amoral trickster, leads him into the dangerous midst of cutthroat academics, sexy librarians, and killer book collectors, with a priceless first edition of Tender is the...
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Swann's last case nearly killed him, emotionally and physically.  Now he's sworn off his old profession and taken a steady gig.  But climbing stairs to hook people up to cable is hard on the knees...and not the kind of connections he's good at making.  So when an opportunity arises to bring order to chaos for a price, Swann is pulled back in.

The case starts simply, with a call to find a burglary suspect who's gone on the lam.  But the twists and turns will take him right to the dizzying top of America's Ivory Towers.

Swann's soon on the trail of a wealthy lawyer's rebellious daughter, who's disappeared with her disreeputable boyfriend.  Finding the beau, an intellectual and amoral trickster, leads him into the dangerous midst of cutthroat academics, sexy librarians, and killer book collectors, with a priceless first edition of Tender is the Night the surprisingly prize along the way.

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In July, my novel, Devil in the Hole, based on a thirty-year old true crime, will be published.

About Charles

Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, New York magazine, Elle, the New York Times Arts and Leisure, the New York Times Book Review, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Travel and Leisure and other periodicals.  He's also...

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Published Reviews

Nov.24.2012

 

Antihero PI Swann’s sophomore case (after Swann’s Last Song) delivers the goods in the well-paced literary mystery. Salzberg’s soft-boiled touch makes this...