A Nameless Detective Novel

Book - 2013
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Young, newly rich Verity Daniels claims to be receiving threatening demands for money from a mysterious caller. When Jake Runyon agrees to investigate, it seems a relatively simple matter--to expose the extortionist by setting a trap for him. The case, however, is nowhere near as clear-cut as it first appears. And Verity Daniels is nowhere near the helpless victim she pretends to be. A series of surprise revelations culminates in Runyon being falsely accused of a crime that never happened, and he and his employers then become the targets of a vicious legal vendetta. A sudden act of violence turns the case upside down, leading to a much more serious charge against Jake. With the help of partner Tamara Corbin, Nameless (known as Bill to his associates) puts aside the difficult personal issue that has kept him sidelined at home and works to clear both Runyon's and the agency's good names. The task requires untangling Verity Daniels' bizarre past and present relationships, and before Bill succeeds, he must overcome a deadly threat to his own safety.
Publisher: New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765325662
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 23 cm


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Jul 14, 2015

Read this a while back, Pronzini
is an excellent mystery writer I haven't read a lot of this series
but have enjoyed each one so far. Find it amazing he has been writing this character for 39+years!


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Aug 07, 2013

The Nameless Detective and his agency take on a client who fakes a need for their services. The client ends up dead and one of Nameless' operatives is accused of murder. Add in the personal crises of each member of the agency and you have a decent read. Because the series is so long, the plots have become predictable. This novel illustrates that the series is showing its age.


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