The Blonde: A Thriller

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St. Martin's Press, Oct 30, 2007 - Fiction - 240 pages

The night before a big meeting, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a pretty young blonde. Sure, Jack has a wife and daughter at home, but this is just a little harmless flirting. Harmless, that is, until the blonde leans forward and says, "I poisoned your drink."

She tells Jack that unless she can keep someone within ten feet of her at all times, she'll die. And if he wants the antidote, he'll have to take her back to his hotel room and promise to stay by her side.

Jack thinks: psycho. But as the violent night wears on, and he encounters a relentless government assassin, a threatening voice on a cell phone, a deadly waitress, dirty cops, and shady cab drivers . . .

He begins to believe her... in Duane Swierczynski's thrilling The Blonde.

 

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

The Blonde by Duane Swierczynski is an adrenaline pumping thriller that starts out fast and keeps going at a breakneck speed. Although the plot verges on the unbelievable, the action is so intense ... Read full review

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User Review  - DaveWilde - LibraryThing

Swierczynski’s The Blonde is a fun-filled, action-packed night in Philadelphia that encompasses two narratives. First, there is the narrative of a soon-to-be divorced man flying in to meet with his ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
37
Section 3
73
Section 4
99
Section 5
159
Section 6
161
Section 7
185
Section 8
213
Section 9
219
Section 10
223
Section 11
227
Section 12
230
Section 13
233
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About the author (2007)

Duane Swierczynski is editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper. His previous novel, The Wheelman, was nominated for the Gumshoe Award and was optioned for film. He lives in Philadelphia.

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