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The Resource Third Rail

Third Rail

Label
Third Rail
Title
Third Rail
Statement of responsibility
by Rory Flynn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Third Rail gets off to a ripping start and never lets off the gas. Rory Flynn is a suspense writer to watch."—Jess Walter, author of the best-selling Beautiful Ruins Harvard-educated Eddy Harkness was a rising star in an elite Boston Police Department narcotics unit—until he was blamed for the death of a Red Sox fan in the chaotic aftermath of a World Series win. Scapegoated and exiled, Harkness now empties parking meters in the sleepy town of Nagog while struggling to clear his name. Then one night his police-issued Glock disappears. Unable to report the theft, he starts a secret search—just as a string of fatal accidents leads him to uncover a dangerous new smart drug, Third Rail. With only a plastic gun to protect him, Harkness begins a high-stakes investigation that leads him into the top levels of Boston's power base, where politicians and criminals intertwine to deadly effect. "Glows with the kind of sawdust-dry humor regarding Beantown, cops, and the darkest of urban underbellies that you might find at 3 a.m. in the back booth of a backstreet bar . . . With its gaggle of crazy-yet-riveting characters, its spare approach, and its unflagging action, Third Rail, the first in a promised series of Eddy Harkness novels, adds yet another striking feather to [Flynn's] impressively crowded cap." —Boston Globe "Terrific debut . . . impressive economy and stylish, sophisticated prose . . . Readers will want to see more of Flynn's gritty Boston—and Eddy Harkness."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Summary
Scapegoated for the death of a baseball fan, a brilliant young narcotics detective with a penchant for noticing elusive clues returns in disgrace to his Boston hometown only to be embroiled in a local investigator's drug-related search for a police-issuegun
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10314073
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Flynn, Rory
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Eddy Harkness novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
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an Eddy Harkness novel
Label
Third Rail
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544232891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Third Rail
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544232891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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