Briarpatch

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Macmillan, Jan 9, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
32 Reviews
A long-distance call from a Texas city on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister—it’s her birthday, too, they were born exactly ten years apart—has died in a car bomb explosion. It’s the chief of police calling—Felicity Dill worked for him; she was a homicide detective. Dill is there that night, the beginning of his dogged search for her killer. What he finds is no surprise to him, because Benjamin Dill is never surprised at what awful things people will do—but it’s a real surprise to the reader. As Newsday said when the novel was first published, “One sure thing about Ross Thomas’s novels: A reader won’t get bored waiting for the action to start.”
  

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Solid writing; less than satisfying ending. - Goodreads
The pace was slow and there was no action to speak of. - Goodreads
I liked the plot and the writing style was okay. - Goodreads
interesting. good writing,will try a few more. - Goodreads

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interesting. good writing,will try a few more. Read full review

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User Review  - Patti Filak - Goodreads

I am not fond of political intrigue books - but, this author came highly recommended by a librarian. The book took me back a bit to the books of detectives in the 1930's. The story was interesting and ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
5
CHAPTER 2
9
CHAPTER 3
18
CHAPTER 4
27
CHAPTER 5
37
CHAPTER 6
46
CHAPTER 7
55
CHAPTER 8
65
CHAPTER 21
180
CHAPTER 22
188
CHAPTER 23
198
CHAPTER 24
203
CHAPTER 25
212
CHAPTER 26
221
CHAPTER 27
228
CHAPTER 28
235

CHAPTER 9
71
CHAPTER 10
78
CHAPTER 11
90
CHAPTER 12
99
CHAPTER 13
107
CHAPTER 14
116
CHAPTER 15
123
CHAPTER 16
134
CHAPTER 17
144
CHAPTER 18
154
CHAPTER 19
161
CHAPTER 20
172
CHAPTER 29
244
CHAPTER 30
257
CHAPTER 31
268
CHAPTER 32
274
CHAPTER 33
282
CHAPTER 34
292
CHAPTER 35
301
CHAPTER 36
310
CHAPTER 37
319
CHAPTER 38
327
CHAPTER 39
332
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About the author (2003)

Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Two Edgar Awards, and other prizes, only complement the abundant praise that Thomas has received.

Thomas died in 1995, and since then all but one of his twenty-five novels have gone out of print. This should never have happened to the man of whom The New Yorker has said, “Very few...are as consistently entertaining...even fewer can match him for style and power.” St. Martin’s Minotaur is proud to remedy this situation by reissuing Thomas’s novels. So start reading, and prepare to join Ross Thomas’s legions of admiring fans.

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