Blackstone's Pursuits by Quintin JardineBlackstone's Pursuits by Quintin Jardine

Blackstone's Pursuits

byQuintin Jardine

Mass Market Paperback | March 20, 1997

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When private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone takes on the job of finding an insurance company's missing half million, he's hoping for a healthy finder's fee, not a life-changing experience. But when he finds the corpse of the would-be embezzler with a knife in his back and no sign of the missing money, what had seemed like a routine job begins to look distinctly dodgy. Until the captivating Primavera 'Prim' Phillips arrives on the scene, wondering why she's been greeted not by her sister Dawn, but Dawn's dead boyfriend and a rather nervous-looking private eye. For Oz, things are looking up. This is the kind of girl who's definitely worth pursuing. Especially if she knows where to get her hands on half a million pounds ...
Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West - of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and politic...
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Title:Blackstone's PursuitsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:March 20, 1997Publisher:Headline

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0747254605

ISBN - 13:9780747254607

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Praise for Quintin Jardine:'Heart-stopping thriller' Peterborough Evening Telegraph'Gritty cop drama that makes Taggart look tame' Northern Echo Darlington 'More twists and turns than TV's Taggart at its best' Stirling ObserverSkinner's Rules:'Remarkably assured novel...a tour de force' New York Times'Excellent thriller' Manchester Evening News'Deplorably readable' Guardian'A first-class read' Jeffrey Archer'Compelling stuff...one to watch' Oxford Times'As hardboiled as any Taggart story' Peterborough Evening Telegraph'Rich in local characterisation...an enjoyable adventure' Edinburgh Evening NewsSkinner's Festival:'Comes through strongly and believably...has the right city atmosphere' Edinburgh Evening News'Robustly entertaining' Irish TimesSkinner's Trail:'Skinner is a TV series waiting to happen' Peterborough Evening Telegraph'Engrossing, believable characters...captures Edinburgh beautifully...It all adds up to a very good read' Edinburgh Evening NewsSkinner's Round:'The Skinner series grows in authority and should be a natural for television' Time Out'A complex and suspenseful saga that never flags from start to finish' Bolton Evening NewsSkinner's Ordeal:'Quintin Jardine has created the toughest Scottish cop since Taggart' Peterborough Evening Telegraph'Fast-paced, fast-cut stuff...some sharply written dialogue' Worcester & Hereford Evening NewsSkinner's Mission:'Once again Jardine serves up a thriller full of action, gritty realism and sharp patter' Darlington Northern Echo