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The Man Who Fought Alone

(2001)
(The fourth book in the Man Who... series)
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The fourth book in bestseller Donaldson's "The Man Who..." mystery series (written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens) continues the story of ex-PI Mick ("Brew") Axbrewder and his search for redemption after the accidental shooting death of his own brother. Brew and former partner and lover Ginny Fistoulari are barely speaking to each other, but she won't leave him until he's healed from the gunshot wound he received taking down the local drug lord. Gone to ground in a new city, Ginny finds work with old college friend and PI Marshal Viviter. Despite his scorn for martial arts violence and his self-doubt about working without Ginny at his side Brew takes a job working security at a martial arts tournament. The tournament centerpiece, a display of priceless antique "chops" (Chinese print blocks) depicting martial arts poses, has stirred up bad blood between the area's rival martial arts schools over its ownership and murky provenance. A murder at the tournament seems unrelated, but Brew connects it to the chops. While Donaldson inadvertently gives away the killer's identity midway through the book (though Brew somehow doesn't put it together), the murderer's full motivation is revealed slowly enough to maintain tension. The author's shotokan karate experience (he's a second degree black belt) lends the martial arts scenes an authoritative touch.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Man Who Fought Alone
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 1-4178-0516-1 / 978-1-4178-0516-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Man Who Fought Alone
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7528-4687-6 / 978-0-7528-4687-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Man Who Fought Alone
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7653-0202-0 / 978-0-7653-0202-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Man Who Fought Alone
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7528-5967-6 / 978-0-7528-5967-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Man Who Fought Alone
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7653-4124-7 / 978-0-7653-4124-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE MAN WHO FOUGHT ALONE.
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
ISBN: 0-7528-4688-4 / 978-0-7528-4688-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Man Who Fought Alone
Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Orion
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November 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Man Who Fought Alone (Mick Axbrewder Book 4)
Author(s): Stephen R Donaldson
Publisher: Forge Books
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