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Lutz, John, 1939-
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New York : Holt, [1991]

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John Lutz is the author of more than 40 novels including Lazarus Man, Jericho Man, Dancing with the Dead, and Slaughter. He is also the author of several series including the Alo Nudger series, the Fred Carver Mystery series, and the Frank Quinn series. SWF Seeks Same was adapted into the hit movie Single White Female starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh and The Ex was adapted into a HBO feature. He has received several awards including an Edgar Award, a Shamus Award, the Shamus Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Golden Derringer Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Series hero PI Fred Carver guards a client's heroin-addict wife in this quick and jaunty read. At first, Robert Ghostly seems sincerely worried about Elizabeth, but Carver develops doubts after he is nearly hit by a bullet that kills Elizabeth's sister. Then he learns that his client, who is really Roberto Gomez, one of Florida's most brutal drug dealers, blames the stillbirth of a son on his wife's habit. Roberto wants revenge, but Carver wants out--until beautiful Elizabeth turns up and begs him to help her. After discovering that she was never an addict and that her son is alive, Carver altruistically agrees. Together they drive to a motel in the wilds of Florida, where Elizabeth, who is black, infuriates a pair of rednecks who then add to their problems. Fortunately for Carver and Elizabeth, Roberto is being followed by a cop. While failing to build up much suspense, Lutz ( Flame ) supplies a credible twist at the end of this absorbing tale. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved