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The Resource Missing Persons

Missing Persons

Label
Missing Persons
Title
Missing Persons
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brandman
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Language
eng
Summary
MISSING PERSONS is the first book in the new Buddy Steel mystery series by New York Times best selling author, Michael Brandman.Steel... smart, aggressive, ironic, spare and cynical... has been content working homicide at the LAPD until his father, the legendary Sheriff Burton Steel, falls ill with Lou Gehrig's disease. Sheriff Steel is headquartered in Freedom, a privileged coastal community located a hundred miles north of Los Angeles. His health failing, he asks his son Buddy to come home to cover his back and to groom him to be his successor.Buddy reluctantly agrees. He returns to Freedom despite having outgrown its small town limits, wary of his father's authoritarianism.No sooner does he hit town than Buddy learns the wife of the high-flying star of a Freedom based world-renowned television ministry has gone missing. A visit to the woman's home leads to a hostile confrontation with her husband's family and Buddy's realization that something greater than simply a missing person is at stake.Allegiance between father and son provides the backdrop for Buddy's complex investigation of twisted families, avaricious con artists, violent gangs, drugs, corruption, and murder. And added to the mix is an enigmatic femme fatale who succeeds in upending Buddy's tenets regarding contemporary relationships.MISSING PERSONS is its own book, yet crime fiction fans will find it a joy to trace its literary lineage from Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker through to Sue Grafton and Michael Connelly
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Reluctantly agreeing to succeed his ailing sheriff father, former LAPD homicide detective Buddy Steel investigates the disappearance of a renowned television minister's wife, only to become embroiled in a case involving con artists, gangs and corruption
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BT
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Brandman, Michael
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Buddy Steel novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Missing Persons
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781464208072
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Missing Persons
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781464208072
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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