Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel

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Macmillan, Nov 10, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Alex Bledsoe's first novel, The Sword-Edged Blonde, drew rave reviews for its ingenious blend of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of mean streets and medieval intrigue.

Above Angelina's Tavern in down-and-dirty Neceda you'll find the office of Eddie LaCrosse, a freelance sword jockey who, for twenty-five gold pieces a day, will take on any task short of murder for hire. Eddie's on his way back from a routine investigation when his horse almost runs down a half-naked blonde in serious trouble. Against his better judgment, he promises to protect the frightened young woman, only to find himself waylaid by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body.

Eddie isn't the kind of guy to just let something like this pass. But who killed Laura Lesperitt? Eddie's quest for payback leads him to a tangled mystery involving a notorious crime lord, a backwoods dragon cult, royal scandals, and a duplicitous femme fatale who has trouble keeping her clothes on. As bodies pile up, attracting the unwelcome attention of the king's guards, Eddie must use all his wits if he hopes to survive . . .



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User Review  - majkia - LibraryThing

"But the advantage to my plan was that, for the most part, all I had to do was wait. Since there was no way to get around this animal, it seemed an especially good plan." Eddie LaCrosse is a sword ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shirezu - LibraryThing

The next in the Eddie LaCrosse series I had only meant to make a start on it but then found, like the first book, that I couldn't put it down. Whilst it wasn't as good as the first book it was still a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
21
Section 3
41
Section 4
58
Section 5
69
Section 6
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Section 7
87
Section 8
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2009)

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee. He now lives in Wisconsin.

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