The Prince of Deadly Weapons

The Prince of Deadly Weapons

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Baker & Taylor
A mysterious stranger blinded in an accident, Dane Rudd regains his sight after a corneal transplant and sets out to investigate the suicide death of his benefactor, Taylor Greene, heir to a vast fortune, a death that could be linked to the murder of a federal agent scheduled to meet with Taylor on the night he died. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
In Rio Vista, California, Taylor Greene, the perfect son and heir to a fortune, dies in what is called a suicide. Two hundred miles away in an anonymous motel room along a brush-strewn highway, a federal agent waiting to meet Taylor was murdered just days before.

Months later, Dane Rudd enters Rio Vista out of an unending dusk for a memorial to this young man his own age that he didn't know, had never met. Yet Dane Rudd seems to owe his life to Taylor Greene, for Dane was almost blinded in an accident; it's because of the donation of Taylor's corneas that he is able to see again.

Set in the California Delta, an eleven-thousand-mile maze of waterways and riverside towns, The Prince of Deadly Weapons is a highly crafted literary thriller. Like the myth of the labyrinth that inspired the tale, it is a drama rife with violence, intrigue, love, deception, loss, murder, and the most necessary act of all-redemption.

What compels Dane Rudd to stay and pay back the ghost of a young man for his second chance at sight? What are the forces within and around Dane Rudd that drive him to take on this fool's errand of a dangerous hunt for the truth? That is the unknown as Dane Rudd begins this journey through a pathway of liars, thieves, murderers, and innocents, while knowing all too well that within every act of charity may lie the heart of an executioner.


Holtzbrinck
In Rio Vista, California, Taylor Greene, the perfect son and heir to a fortune, dies in what is called a suicide. Two hundred miles away in an anonymous motel room along a brush-strewn highway, a federal agent waiting to meet Taylor was murdered just days before. Months later, Dane Rudd enters Rio Vista out of an unending dusk for a memorial to this young man his own age that he didn't know, had never met. Yet Dane Rudd seems to owe his life to Taylor Greene, for Dane was almost blinded in an accident; it's because of the donation of Taylor's corneas that he is able to see again. Set in the California Delta, an eleven-thousand-mile maze of waterways and riverside towns, The Prince of Deadly Weapons is a highly crafted literary thriller. Like the myth of the labyrinth that inspired the tale, it is a drama rife with violence, intrigue, love, deception, loss, murder, and the most necessary act of all-redemption. What compels Dane Rudd to stay and pay back the ghost of a young man for his second chance at sight? What are the forces within and around Dane Rudd that drive him to take on this fool's errand of a dangerous hunt for the truth? That is the unknown as Dane Rudd begins this journey through a pathway of liars, thieves, murderers, and innocents, while knowing all too well that within every act of charity may lie the heart of an executioner.

Blackwell North Amer
In Rio Vista, California, Taylor Greene, the perfect son and heir to a fortune, dies in what is called a suicide. Two hundred miles away in an anonymous motel room along a brush-strewn highway, a federal agent waiting to meet Taylor was murdered just days before.
Months later Dane Rudd enters Rio Vista out of an unending dusk for a memorial to this young man his own age whom he didn't know, had never met. Yet Dane Rudd seems to owe his life to Taylor Greene, for Dane was almost blinded in an accident and it's because of the donation of Taylor's corneas that he is able to see again.
What compels Dane Rudd to stay and pay back the ghost of a young man for his second chance at sight? What are the forces within and around Dane that drive him to take on this fool's errand of a dangerous hunt for the truth? That is the unknown as Dane begins this journey through a pathway filled with liars, thieves, murderers, and innocents, while knowing all too well that within every act of charity may lie the heart of an executioner.

Baker
& Taylor

Blinded in an accident, Dane Rudd regains his sight after a cornea transplant and sets out to investigate the suicide death of his benefactor, Taylor Greene, heir to a vast fortune.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312271183
0312271182
Branch Call Number: F TER
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 25 cm

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