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A Nasty Piece Of Work: A Novel

Robert Littell
Item #: D91740
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 2014 / 270
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715649596
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Former CIA agent Lemuel Gunn left the battlefield of Afghanistan for early retirement in the desert of New Mexico, where he works as a private investigator and lives in a mobile home. Into his life comes Ornella Neppi, a thirtysomething woman making a hash out of her uncle's bail bonds business. The source of her troubles, Emilio Gava, was arrested for buying cocaine, and he may be planning to jump bail. For $95 a day plus expenses (not to mention the pleasure of her company), Gunn agrees to help Ornella track down the wayward suspect. In this novel by the author of Young Philby, Gunn begins his manhunt, but strangely, he soon finds clues that Gava himself may not have existed in the first place.


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