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Flat Spin

(2012)
(The first book in the Cordell Logan series)
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David Freed's first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. It's also got some of the funniest lines - and characters - one is likely to encounter in any mystery, along with a tense and compelling plot and a most original protagonist.

Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - "California's Monaco" as the city's moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah's late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

Logan and Echevarria were once comrades-in-arms assigned to a top-secret military assassination team known as "Alpha." The only problem is, the LAPD can find no record of Echevarrias ever having toiled for Uncle Sam. Savannah wants Logan to tell the police what he knows. At first he refuses, but then, relying on his small, aging airplane, the "Ruptured Duck," and the skills he honed working for Alpha, Logan doggedly hunts Echevarria's killer.

His trail takes him from the glitzy Las Vegas Strip to the most dangerous ghettos of inner-city Oakland, from darkened, Russian Mafia haunts in West Los Angeles to the deserts of Arizona. But that's the least of his problems. It is his love-hate relationship with Savannah, a woman Logan continues to pine for in spite of himself, that threatens to consume him.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flat Spin (Cordell Logan Mystery)
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-57962-272-0 / 978-1-57962-272-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flat Spin (Cordell Logan Mystery)
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-57962-397-2 / 978-1-57962-397-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Permanent Press
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flat Spin
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-57962-464-2 / 978-1-57962-464-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flat Spin (Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 1)(Library Edition) (Cordell Logan Mystery)
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-4551-1590-8 / 978-1-4551-1590-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Flat Spin
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-4551-1589-4 / 978-1-4551-1589-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flat Spin (Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-4551-1591-6 / 978-1-4551-1591-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Flat Spin (Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): David Freed
ISBN: 1-4551-1592-4 / 978-1-4551-1592-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flat Spin: A Cordell Logan Mystery
Author(s): David Freed
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flat Spin: A Cordell Logan Mystery
Author(s): David Freed
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flat Spin: A Cordell Logan Mystery
Author(s): David Freed
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flat Spin (Cordell Logan Mystery)
Author(s): David Freed
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