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Haftmann's Rules (Tho #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The first full-length novel to feature White's recurring private investigator, Thomas Haftmann! Out of jail and back on the streets, Haftmann is hired to find a missing young girl in Boston. But what he uncovers goes beyond just murder, into a world of secret societies, bloodshed, and betrayal beyond anything he has experienced before. HAFTMANN'S RULES is an exhilarating r ...more
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published (first published September 12th 2011)
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Heather Faville
Robert White’s Thomas Haftmann is a man on a mission and that mission comes as a result of a case he undertook to find a missing girl. In the thrilling Haftmann’s Rules, through various twists and turns the PI’s missing girl case changes into an obsessive man hunt for a vicious murderer. White, has taken the old school hardboiled detective and developed a modern day Private Eye in Thomas Haftmann bringing into the mix today’s modern technology, while still maintaining that feeling of noir.

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Oct 04, 2011 Brittany rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
In my many years as a lover of literature, I've never come across a book that possesses every single quality I love in a good story... Until now.

We are introduced to Thomas Haftmann, a fantastic private eye who is given the task of finding a father's missing daughter. He is drawn into a world he never dreamed of, a world that is darker than the blackest hole in outer space, filled with racist groups, extreme religious sects, and a little carnal pleasure whenever the urge to hold back is too unbe
Frank Errington
Thomas Haftmann is a Private Investigator, the sole existentialist P.I. in Northern Ohio. He's also a former Detective with Cleveland Homicide.

The story is sprinkled with Haftmann's Rules, things like, "Every existentialist in good standing must own a gun, and every week the existentialist rulebook says that the gun ought to me inserted barrel first into the mouth. Then you make a choice."

I felt the existentialist PI bit played nicely throughout the book. Added to the character of Thomas Haftman
Carl Brookins
Haftmann is not a guy I'd invite into my home or ordinarily have a social drink with at the local bar. On the other hand, he's a pretty interesting guy in a lot of ways.

Thomas Haftmann is an ex homicide cop living in Ohio. Now he’s a private investigator pretty near the end of his profession. Clients are few and he’s struggling with some major physical and mental problems. Haftmann is not your typical upstanding white knight of a PI. He confronts his drinking problem by hanging out in sleazy bar
very well done noir story. A little depressing at times but all around just fantastic characters and a great thriller. Recommended if you like good, dark mysteries.
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