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Runoff

(2007)
(The fourth book in the August Riordan Mysteries series)
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"How much does it cost to fix an election?" August Riordan - private investigator, jazz bass player, smart ass with a foolish heart - is going to find out. He's been hired by Leonora Lee, the all-powerful "Dragon Lady" of San Francisco's Chinatown, to investigate the results of the city's recent mayoral election. It seems the Dragon Lady's candidate failed to even carry the Chinese precincts, and she's convinced that someone must have rigged the outcome by hacking the city's newly installed touch-screen voting machines. A runoff between the two remaining candidates is days away, but it takes Riordan mere hours to find the Director of Elections dead in his office. A visit to the offices of Columbia Voting Systems - the suppliers of the city's touch-screen machines - results in another corpse. A wide range of political interests share a stake in the election, so Riordan's got plenty of suspects. But when the Dragon Lady's beautiful daughter is attacked after giving Riordan a goodnight kiss, it starts to get personal. Soon, Riordan is in a race not only against the runoff deadline, but against powerful political movers and shakers, Chinatown gang members, and crazed anarchists, with only his techno-savvy, cross-dressing friend Chris to help. The cost of fixing an election runs to as many lives as it does dollars, and if Riordan isn't careful, the price for un-fixing it may be more than he can afford .

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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Runoff (August Riordan)
Author(s): Mark Coggins
ISBN: 1-932557-53-9 / 978-1-932557-53-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bleak House Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Runoff
Author(s): Mark Coggins
ISBN: 1-4610-5889-9 / 978-1-4610-5889-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Runoff (August Riordan)
Author(s): Mark Coggins
ISBN: 1-932557-54-7 / 978-1-932557-54-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bleak House Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Runoff (August Riordan Series Book 4)
Author(s): Mark Coggins
Publisher: Philodox Press
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