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Body of truth, David L. Lindsey

Label
Body of truth
Title
Body of truth
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David L. Lindsey
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stuart Haydon investigates the disappearance of a young American woman in the murky underworld of Guatemala. When Lena Muller, daughter of a wealthy Houston businessman, disappears in Central America, her father, convinced she has been murdered, hires private detective Jim Fossler to investigate. Six months later Haydon receives an urgent call from Fossler, an old friend from Guatemala City. Fossler has found Lena, but believes she is in serious trouble; sounding quite shaken, he asks Haydon to fly down to help him clear up the situation. Haydon complies, and upon arriving in Guatemala is immediately drawn into the country's surreal and violent netherworld, where a small group of American expatriates are engaged in quasi-official intrigues that have entangled them with corrupt military officials and an elusive faction of Guatemalan Guerrillas. The unforgettable cast of Lena's "friends," all desperately trying to locate her, include Bennett Pittner, the brilliant, jaded semi-alcoholic CIA head of station in Guatemala; Janet Pittner, his wealthy and dangerously impetuous ex-wife, a woman for whom deceit is second nature and a pleasure; Dr. Aris Grajeda, a young Guatemalan doctor who passionately fights both his country's suffering and the corruption that causes it; and Taylor Cage, a shadowy "Freelancer" in the intelligence trade, an undeniably arrogant, calculating, and charming man, as "possessing of true bravery as any man Haydon had ever met." As Haydon is drawn further into this maze of conspiracies, he soon realizes that Lena Muller is not the young woman either he or her parents thought her to be. And, much to his regret, he also learns that it is not only people who disappear in Guatemala - often the border between reality and illusion vanishes as well
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.I51193
LC item number
B63 1992
Literary form
fiction
Label
Body of truth, David L. Lindsey
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
24213312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
417 p.
Isbn
9780385248143
Lccn
91028713 //r933
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1994 (Access. No. 1994-041). Signed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Edwin "Bud" Shrake Personal Library Collection. Gift of Ben Shrake, 2013 (Access. No. 2013-042). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Governor [Ann] Richards. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-026). With dust jacket.
Label
Body of truth, David L. Lindsey
Publication
Control code
24213312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
417 p.
Isbn
9780385248143
Lccn
91028713 //r933
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1994 (Access. No. 1994-041). Signed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Edwin "Bud" Shrake Personal Library Collection. Gift of Ben Shrake, 2013 (Access. No. 2013-042). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Governor [Ann] Richards. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-026). With dust jacket.

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