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Death on the Rocks

(1987)
(The first book in the Jacob Lomax series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
Both Allegretto and his private eye, Jacob Lomax, make their debuts here in a thriller set in Denver. Lomax is the narrator of events generated by Maryanne Townsend, who hires him to prove her husband Phillip was murdered. A rich oilman, Phillip drove his Jaguar off a mountain road to his death, accidentally or purposefully, the police declare. But Lomax earns his fee, recklessly jousting with brutal bikers Leonard Reese and a monstrous pal known as ''Tiny,'' as well as others in the city's underbelly. Finding a porno videocassette that shows Townsend raping a minor, abetted by two women, the detective suspects blackmail. He locates one of the performers in a porn shop and she gives him news that leads to a deadly encounter with Reese. Holding Maryanne Townsend and her small daughter hostage, the killer is waiting to dispose of them and Kemp at the novel's improbable climax. Allegretto has the talent to invent more credible and exciting adventures for his wise-cracking series hero, who doesn't quite fulfill his promise here.

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Hardback Editions

1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death on the Rocks
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 0-333-46181-9 / 978-0-333-46181-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death on the Rocks
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 0-684-18758-2 / 978-0-684-18758-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

September 1988 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death on the rocks
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 0-7701-0954-3 / 978-0-7701-0954-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Paperjacks
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Death on the Rocks
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 1-5318-0529-9 / 978-1-5318-0529-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death on the Rocks
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death on the Rocks
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death on the Rocks (The Jacob Lomax Mysteries)
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death on the Rocks (The Jacob Lomax Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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