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A Clean Sweep
David Berlinski
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A Clean Sweep

1.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
In this crackerjack, twist-filled mystery played out on the winding streets of San Francisco, Aaron Asherfield is a close-to-down-and-out private eye, with three ex-wives and the alimony payments to prove it. Troubled by his shady past and bleak future, Asherfield unwittingly stumbles into boardroom corruption and back-alley murder when he is hired to track down Roger ...more
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published January 15th 2000 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1993)
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Jun 26, 2015 Sandy rated it did not like it
Just awful. The book was racist, homophobic, you name it. Presumably, this was supposed to be just the protagonist's viewpoint, but there's no way that someone could write this (and it did not appear to be written in any sort of satiric way) and not be expressing his own worldview. Second, it was a stupid attempt to mimic old school detective stories - Chandler, et. al. The sarcastic, wisecracking detective. But it didn't work - the "wisecracks" were just stupid, not even amusing in a sarcastic ...more
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David Berlinski is a senior fellow in the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.

Recent articles by Berlinski have been prominently featured in Commentary, Forbes ASAP, and the Boston Review. Two of his articles, “On the Origins of the Mind” (November 2004) and “What Brings a World into Being” (March 2001), have been anthologized in The Best American Science Writing 2005, edited by A
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