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Bad Business

Bad Business

(1991)
(The fourth book in the Mike Tozzi and Cuthbert Gibbons series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
The fourth in Bruno's Bad series ( Bad Guys ) is the best yet: fast, intricate and funny. We know from the start that the villain is Tom Augustine, WASP assistant U.S. attorney who's made a deal with mob drug dealers--he'll shield them in exchange for the $14 million he needs to run for mayor of New York City. He establishes his bona fides by coldly strangling a Sicilian prosecutor and proceeds to cut a murderous swath that climaxes in a mad car chase in Little Italy. His nemeses are two FBI partners, crusty middle-aged Gibbons and 30-something hothead Tozzi. Foulmouthed, rash and constantly bickering, the agents are understandably unpopular with FBI brass. After Tozzi shoots his mouth off in front of a reporter, is suspended, nearly killed by thugs and harried by the kidnapping of his girlfriend's young daughter, the duo must prove their case against Augustine without official cooperation. The plot careens terrifically, like a combination of Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake, and the characters are vivid, notably the increasingly crazed Augustine and a wily Sicilian capo who's almost charming.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1991 : USA Hardback
Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Anthony Bruno
ISBN: 0-385-29968-0 / 978-0-385-29968-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: BAD BUSINESS
Author(s): Anthony Bruno
ISBN: 0-595-50882-0 / 978-0-595-50882-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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May 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Anthony Bruno
ISBN: 0-440-21120-4 / 978-0-440-21120-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Bad Business: A Gibbons and Tozzi Novel (Book 4)
Author(s): Anthony Bruno
Publisher: Diversion Books
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