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Title:
Draconian New York
Author:
Sheckley, Robert, 1928-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Forge, 1996.
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312851309
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Book

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Summary

The second Hob Draconian novel finds the smart but lazy detective in a race for his life. The laziest PI in the world takes a job that should be like shooting fish in a barrel--except he ends up being the fish! "Mr. Sheckley . . . has an engagingly madcap manner all his own".--"The Wall Street Journal".


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Booklist Review

The Spanish equivalent of a balloon payment is due on his beloved finca on the island of Ibiza, and affable but feckless former hippie Hob Draconian must come up with 10 grand in a hurry. Soon after he returns to New York to raise the nut, fortune smiles--perhaps too broadly. Hob is told by an old friend that the money is his if he will simply accompany a stunning fashion model to Paris. Blinded by his financial needs, Hob becomes an unwitting drug mule, caught between so-called friends, a corrupt DEA agent, Islamic terrorists, two bizarre, existentialist hitmen, and the Paris police. Bodies pile up as quickly as Hob's note comes due. Sheckley, who has been entertaining readers for decades, is in fine form. The plot is convoluted, the characters engaging, and the denouement, Hob's dramatic return to Ibiza, is wonderfully silly. Public libraries should add Hob Draconian to their list of usual suspects. --Thomas Gaughan


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