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Sharky's Machine

(1978)
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Italy, 1944: A squad of American soldiers on a dangerous secret mission is ambushed and slaughtered . . . and a fortune in gold vanishes.
Hong Kong, 1959: An aging American colonel, haunted by his wartime past, is brutally murdered in a luxurious brothel.
Atlanta, 1975: The last survivor of the fatal World War II ambush in Italy is executed at point blank range in a parking lot.
Blowing away a crazed, gun-wielding drug dealer on a crowded city bus gets police detective Sharky bounced from the narc squad into the dreaded dregs of the department-vice. That's where he stumbles on a high-priced call girl and her pimp who are fleecing rich johns in an even higher-priced blackmail scam. Together with his "machine" of hard-bitten vice squad veterans, Sharky closes in for a big sting. He doesn't count on falling for Domino, his alluring target. Or falling into the middle of the murderous design she's a part of-involving a hot presidential candidate, the shadowy multimillionaire who's backing him, and the ice-cold assassin they're using to wipe out the past . . . before it blows their future to hell.
"Every chapter crackles with sex, violence, and corruption."
-The Washington Post
"Fast-paced, attention-holding, hard-hitting."
-Chicago Tribune
"A slam-bang ending that should shock the most jaded thriller reader."
-The Associated Press


    

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Used availability for William Diehl's Sharky's Machine

Hardback Editions

January 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-7515-9870-4 / 978-0-7515-9870-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-09-136070-6 / 978-0-09-136070-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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June 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-385-28869-7 / 978-0-385-28869-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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1978 : USA Hardback

Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-440-07591-2 / 978-0-440-07591-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

October 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-345-40239-1 / 978-0-345-40239-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-7221-2985-8 / 978-0-7221-2985-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-7515-1369-5 / 978-0-7515-1369-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
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December 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-440-18292-1 / 978-0-440-18292-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
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1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sharkey's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
ISBN: 0-7221-2980-7 / 978-0-7221-2980-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sharky's Machine
Author(s): William Diehl
Publisher: AEI/Story Merchant Books
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