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Menaced Assassin

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It began with the murder of the adulterous wife of a mild-mannered professor. Then a corrupt cop was gunned down in a phone booth. After that, the killer who called himself Raptor moved through a list of players, playboys, and mobsters from Palm Springs to Minnesota. And the final truth about his death trip will not be revealed until the last victim is claimed.
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Published October 31st 2009 by Mysterious Press (first published 1994)
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Phil
I enjoyed this book. It had an unusual format - you get the thinking of the detective, the assassin, and the prey. You also get quite a lecture about the history of the earth through millions of years. For me, I easily speed through those parts, but some may find that interesting. Recommended.

Karl
Pretty impressed with the weaving in of evolutionary science. Don't think I've ever seen it done like that before in a mystery novel.
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JOE GORES is the author of the acclaimed DKA series of street-level crime and detection, as well as the stunning suspense novels Dead Man and Menaced Assassin. Born in 1931, he served in the U.S. Army-writing biographies of generals at the Pentagon-was educated at the University of Notre Dame and Stanford, and spent twelve years as a San Francisco private investigator. The author of dozens of nove ...more
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