Hardscrabble Road

Hardscrabble Road

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Baker & Taylor
Retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is called in by a local legal project to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a former client, following a complex maze of clues that could be tied to the arrest of a local Philadelphia right-wing radio talk-show host for illegal drugs, a nearby Benedictine monastery, a Nobel laureate leftist academic, and a homeless advocacy group. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
When a local Philadelphia radio host known for his incendiary right-wing tirades is arrested for possession of illegal prescription drugs, the incident sets into motion a series of events that leads ultimately to the death of a homeless man. In the complicated mix is the local Benedictine monastery, a Nobel-prize-winning leftist academic, and a homeless advocacy group, among others. Now Gregor Demarkian, a retired F.B.I. agent, is hired by a local legal project to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of their former client--a task that leads Demarkian through a mirror-maze of motives and actors as he struggles to unravel a most complex puzzle before the killer strikes again.


Holtzbrinck
When a local Philadelphia radio host known for his incendiary right-wing tirades is arrested for possession of illegal prescription drugs, the incident sets into motion a series of events that leads ultimately to the death of a homeless man. In the complicated mix is the local Benedictine monastery, a Nobel-prize-winning leftist academic, and a homeless advocacy group, among others. Now Gregor Demarkian, a retired F.B.I. agent, is hired by a local legal project to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of their former client--a task that leads Demarkian through a mirror-maze of motives and actors as he struggles to unravel a most complex puzzle before the killer strikes again.


Blackwell North Amer
When local Philadelphia radio host Drew Harrigan, known for his incendiary right-wing tirades, is arrested for illegal possession of prescription drugs, he implicates a homeless man in the drug buys and disappears into a locked rehabilitation facility. While Harrigan is away, beyond the reach of the media and the court, the homeless man so implicated, Sherman Markey, first sues Harrigan for defamation and false accusation and then he himself disappears. With Markey's court date coming up, a member for a legal advocacy group representing him approaches Gregor Demarkian for help in locating him.
Demarkian, a retired FBI agent, thinking it will be a simple matter of making a few phone calls, soon finds himself in the midst of a complex maze of motives and actors. Almost as many people have reason for wanting Markey to disappear as do those who want him found. Among those are the Reverend Mother of a local Benedictine monastery, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and noted leftist academic, the lawyer representing Harrigan and an organization for the homeless, among others. When a body wearing clothes matching the description of those of the missing Sherman Markey is found, Demarkian realizes that someone is out to silence Markey - and may have already succeeded - and now he has to unravel a most complicated puzzle before the killer strikes again.

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& Taylor

Retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian probes the circumstances surrounding the death of a former client, following a maze of clues that could be tied to the arrest of a local Philadelphia right-wing radio talk-show host for illegal drugs.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312353735
0312353731
Branch Call Number: MYS Haddam, J 100.21 2006
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm

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Dec 05, 2016

(Book 21 in the Gregor Demarkian series)

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