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The Seduction of Peter S.

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Luxury and murder, action and erotic adventure collide in this shocking thriller by today's master of modern suspense. The smash bestseller by the author of The Seventh Commandment and the classic The First Deadly Sin, it is the story of a man who pursues woman's oldest profession ... until the mob walks in.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Berkley (first published 1983)
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jefrey das
Oct 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: ASPIRANTS
Recommended to jefrey by: ASSASASASASAS
Shelves: lewd, rhetoric
LEWD & DISGUSTING PROTAGONIST BUT COULD BE EMPATHIZED AS THE PLOT UNFOLDS
Circa
3.5 Stars. Lawrence Sanders must have had the confidence to write this after establishing a career of more mainstream novels and genre structure because this is a plotless series of vignettes held together by the character piece of Peter, a failed actor who fights to succeed at the best role yet, that of a rich gigolo and brothel owner. I say that as a compliment though because pure character studies are rare and unmarketable and sometimes a good story isn't a story at all but a perspective of h ...more
Jess Pagan
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book with its tattered cover from a small shop for 20 pence last month and it's on my list of favourite ever books.

It follows the journey of a failing actor who eats spaghetti at a little diner with his friends and spends his evenings sitting alone in the 'Losers Club', a small bar where failing actors and off-duty police men go to drink. This is where he meets a woman donning a mink coat and a designer handbag, a woman who definitely looks like she should not be here, who pays him
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Katka Brouk
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
7/10
Gerard
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting and a good read. A little drawn out.
Dawn
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is another book that fell into my lap by accident when someone I had been hanging out with gave it to me. I think this is one of the few books I have read multiple times...not because of it's literary magnificence but simply for the pure joy of the absurdity of the story itself! I love this book...not sure how many people will join me on my bandwagon but it is pure entertainment for me!!
George Henry
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My fourth Sander's book in a row. A well-written, highly original story (sprinkled with plenty of Sanders' humour) of a failed actor's deepening involvement with a whole host of interesting characters in the sex trade in New York. Entertainment.
Kathleen Meacham
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it
At the time I read this book (Feb 2000), I enjoyed it. That said, due to personal changes in my life, I would never read this book now (2015).
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Sep 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
the book for management student
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Lawrence Sanders was the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty mystery and suspense novels. The Anderson Tapes, completed when he was fifty years old, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first novel. His prodigious oeuvre encompasses the Edward X. Delaney, Archy McNally, and Timothy Cone series, along with
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