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The Alvarez Journal

(1975)
(The first book in the Gabe Wager series)
A novel by

 
 
A letter tips off a Denver narcotics detective to a colossal smuggling ring.

Once, Denver's small-time pushers sold nothing harder than dime bags of bad California grass. But in the last year, heroin has appeared on the streets of the Mile High City, and the police department has responded by forming a narcotics division. Detective Gabe Wager and his rookie partner spend their nights trailing dealers, making buys, and acquiring informants, in the hope that a small arrest could turn into a major case. After months picking up scraps, a stray piece of information is about to put Wager on to the biggest bust of his career.

A letter from the Seattle DEA says that an informant has named Denver's Rare Thing Import Shop as a front for nearly a thousand pounds a week of smuggled marijuana. The case could make Wager's career -- if the smugglers don't kill him first.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Rex Burns's The Alvarez Journal

Hardback Editions

July 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alvarez Journal
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 0-7091-5595-6 / 978-0-7091-5595-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Alvarez Journal
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 0-06-010576-3 / 978-0-06-010576-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Alvarez Journal: A Gabe Wager Novel
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-4683-0727-4 / 978-1-4683-0727-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Alvarez Journal
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-931755-02-7 / 978-1-931755-02-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mystery Vault Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: Alvarez Journal (Crime Monthly)
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 0-14-015788-3 / 978-0-14-015788-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Alvarez Journal
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-5226-9965-1 / 978-1-5226-9965-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alvarez Journal: Gabe Wager, Book 1
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alvarez Journal: Gabe Wager, Book 1
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Alvarez Journal
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
Availability: Amazon   


November 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Alvarez Journal
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-58807-074-3 / 978-1-58807-074-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Americana Publishing
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Alvarez Journal (The Gabe Wager Novels)
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Alvarez Journal (The Gabe Wager Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA