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Street Level

(Duncan Sloan #1)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Winner of the 1999 St. Martin's Press/ PWA Award for Best First Private Eye Novel

When we meet private detective Duncan Sloan he's just handed back a five thousand-dollar check meant as advance payment on a job. The wealthy prospective client wants Sloan to find a woman with an eyeball tattooed on her bottom. All he knows is the tattoo, that she's very young, wh
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ebook, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Minotaur Books
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Rory Costello
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Bob Truluck's "Flat White" -- and enjoying it -- I wanted to go back to the start of his Duncan Sloan series. I liked this one just as much and expect to get to the others too. The wisecracking private eye can be difficult to pull off. For example, Fletch (especially the smarmy movie version) gave me a pain. But Truluck's off-kilter sensibility makes Sloan different, engaging, and genuinely funny. Sloan also recognizes when he's being not so funny, which makes it work too.
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Jeff
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good PI Novel, enjoyed it.
Maddy
May 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2002-reads
Isaac Pike is a rich gay guy who has a yearning to be a father, possibly as some sort of retribution for everything his own father was not. He makes a deposit at the local sperm bank, which is promptly stolen and used to impregnate a young girl who is a topless bar dancer. The thieves have taken the girl and are now blackmailing Pike and threatening to perform an abortion if he doesn’t pay up.

Not knowing what to do, Pike hires a private investigator by the name of Duncan Sloan. Sloan has street
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J.T.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bob Truluck’s first novel is a knockout. It’s fast, appropriately furious when it needs to be, but with a lot of heart underneath the hardboiled surface. Truluck has a flair for the oddball vernacular, but he keeps it grounded. The plot and characters go to places you don’t expect, but the complexities never get in the way of the enjoyment of the read: they underline and enhance it. Highly recommended.
Richard
Very good, but I had a hard time getting into the author's style of writing. But by 3/4 of the way in - it was a great read.
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Private eye in Orlando.
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Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just found a new author! This is private detective/tough guy to the max. A great story, action, pulp fiction style writing (although maybe tries a bit too hard at times), just lots of fun. I'll definitely read more of Truluck's stuff - at least the Duncan Sloane character.
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Bob Truluck, suspected pop-noirist, resides in Orlando where he lives life to the fullest with his wife and ardent supporter, Leslie. Truluck has been nominated for some good stuff and has actually garnered a couple of nice looking awards. His influences would include Raymond Chandler, Elmore Leonard, Charles Willeford, Nathan Heard and James Crumley, but not necessarily in that order. Bob has no ...more

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