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Hardcase : a Joe Kurtz mystery

Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge, and revenge cost him eleven years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of touch, out of prison, and with only one friend in the world, Kurtz signs on with the Farinos, a Mob family who has a problem in its own backyard. The Farinos don't know it yet, but they have a bigger problem in Kurtz himself. Searching for a mob accountant gone missing, Kurtz starts rubbing the wrong people the wrong way for all the right reasons. Within forty-eight hours he's got two low-rent, high-impact killers on his trail, a beautiful, ruthless woman in his bed, a legendary hit man flying in from Denmark, and the wreckage of his past falling down around him. As Kurtz keeps pushing into the shadows of a chaotic underworld, he turns up killers, freaks, traitors, and madmen. And the final outcome will be the most devastating of all.

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  • "Joe Kurtz, detektiv bez licence"

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  • "Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge, and revenge cost him eleven years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of touch, out of prison, and with only one friend in the world, Kurtz signs on with the Farinos, a Mob family who has a problem in its own backyard. The Farinos don't know it yet, but they have a bigger problem in Kurtz himself. Searching for a mob accountant gone missing, Kurtz starts rubbing the wrong people the wrong way for all the right reasons. Within forty-eight hours he's got two low-rent, high-impact killers on his trail, a beautiful, ruthless woman in his bed, a legendary hit man flying in from Denmark, and the wreckage of his past falling down around him. As Kurtz keeps pushing into the shadows of a chaotic underworld, he turns up killers, freaks, traitors, and madmen. And the final outcome will be the most devastating of all."@en
  • "Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge--and revenge cost him eleven years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of prison, out of touch, Kurtz signs on with the Byron Farino, Don of a Mob family whose son Kurtz had been protecting on the inside. Farino enlists Kurtz's help to track down the Family's missing accountant--a man with too much knowledge of Family business to have on the loose. But someone doesn't want the accountant found--and with enemies inside the Family vying for his throne, and turf warfare just around the corner, Farino needs an outsider like Kurtz to flush out who's really behind this latest affront. As the story twists and turns and the body count rises, Kurtz no longer knows who he can trust. Everyone seems to be after something, from the mob boss's sultry yet dangerous daughter, to a hit man named The Dane, an albino killer who is good with a knife, and a dwarf who is armed to the teeth and hell-bent on revenge. Kurtz has always been an ace investigator. Now he's about to discover that to get at the truth, sometimes you have to go after it--hard."@en
  • "Ungerührt wirft Privatdetektiv Joe Kurtz den Mann, der seine Partnerin bestialisch ermordet hat, aus dem Fenster eines Hochhauses, direkt auf das Dach eines Polizeiautos. Diese Rache ist ihm eine Ewigkeit im Knast wert ... Zwölf Jahre später wird Joe entlassen. Im Keller eines Porno-Shops eröffnet er sein Detektivbüro. Den ersten Auftrag erhält er von einem Mafiaboss: Er soll den Mord an dem Buchhalter der "Familie" aufklären. Aber Joe findet viel zu viel heraus. Bald ist er auf der Flucht vor einer Meute aus sadistischen Drogenhändlern, wahnsinnigen Auftragskillern und korrupten Bullen - und in kürzester Zeit stapeln sich in Buffalos Hinterhöfen die Leichen. Brutal und schnörkellos geschrieben. Joe Kurtz ist eiskalt. Die Fortsetzungen BITTERKALT und KALT WIE STAHL sind im Festa Verlag in Vorbereitung. Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons schreibt kein Buch zweimal! Science-Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Historische Romane oder Thriller - egal in welchem Genre er veröffentlicht, er wird immer mit den höchsten Preisen ausgezeichnet. Dean Koontz: "Dan Simmons schreibt brillant." Stephen King: "Vor Dan Simmons habe ich Ehrfurcht." Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung. Paperback 20 x 12,6 cm, circa 336 Seiten. Umschlag in der beliebten Festa-Lederoptik."
  • ""Joe Kurtz necesitaba venganza... y le costó once años en la prisión de Attica. En su búsqueda del desaparecido contable de los Farino, una familia de la mafia, Kurtz se mezcla con la gente equivocada, aunque por buenas razones. Solo cuarenta y ocho horas después de salir de la cárcel, ya tiene a dos asesinos de poca monta sorprendentemente eficaces siguiendo su rastro, a una preciosa pero indomable mujer en su cama, a un legendario asesino a sueldo llegado desde Dinamarca pisándole los talones, y los restos de su tormentoso pasado desmoronándose a su alrededor. En su travesía por las sombras de ese caótico submundo, Kurtz se topa con mercenarios, tarados, traidores y psicópatas. El desenlace será lo más devastador de todo."--Cover and p. [4] of cover."
  • "Ex-con Joe Kurtz is hired by a Buffalo mob boss to find a missing accountant."@en
  • "Ex-con Joe Kurtz is hired by a Buffalo mob boss to find a missing accountant."
  • "Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge -- and revenge cost him eleven years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of prison, out of touch, Kurtz signs on with the Byron Farino, Don of a Mob family whose son Kurtz had been protecting on the inside. Farino enlists Kurtz's help to track down the Family's missing accountant -- a man with too much knowledge of Family business to have on the loose. But someone doesn't want the accountant found -- and with enemies inside the Family vying for his throne, and turf warfare just around the corner, Farino needs an outsider like Kurtz to flush out who's really behind this latest affront. As the story twists and turns and the body count rises, Kurtz no longer knows who he can trust. Everyone seems to be after something, from the mob boss's sultry yet dangerous daughter, to a hit man named The Dane, an albino killer who is good with a knife, and a dwarf who is armed to the teeth and hell-bent on revenge. Kurtz has always been an ace investigator. Now he's about to discover that to get at the truth, sometimes you have to go after it -- hard."@en
  • "Na zijn vrijlating uit de gevangenis, waar hij een straf van elf jaar heeft uitgezeten, krijgt een voormalige privé-detective van een maffiabaas de opdracht een vermiste accountant op te sporen."

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  • "Detective novels"
  • "Detektivní romány"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "American fiction"
  • "Americké romány"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Suspense fiction"@en

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  • "Lood"
  • "Hardcase : a Joe Kurtz mystery"@en
  • "Fría venganza"
  • "Vengeance une enquête de Joe Kurtz"
  • "Vengeance"
  • "Fría venganza : [un caso de Joe Kurtz]"
  • "Neglubokai︠a︡ mogila"
  • "Hard case"
  • "Hardcase"
  • "Hardcase"@en
  • "Hardcase : a thriller"@en
  • "Krutá hra : Joe Kurtz, detektiv bez licence"
  • "Eiskalt erwischt Der 1. Joe Kurtz Thriller"