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Sweeney on the Rocks

(2019)
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Ted Sweeney. Affable everyman in small-town Montana. Tailgate hung on with baling wire, owner of his own business. Ten minutes ago, his biggest worry had been how to pay for the engagement ring rattling around in his pocket. But that was before he came home to find a corpse tidily arranged in his favorite recliner, his "old pal of a piece of furniture." Is it a warning or a setup or what? A professional hit, Sweeney can't help but admire the efficiency of the work, the slice deep across the guy's throat. Somebody knew what they were doing.

Sweeney dumps the body into the Yellowstone River without attracting attention. But over the next few days, as the corpse tumbles its way downstream, Sweeney's complicated circumstances gradually start rolling into the unflattering light. His is a story that includes the waning days of Italian wise guys in Brooklyn, the rise of the Russian mafia, and his own reluctant retreat into the witness protection program. Throw in a bag of uncut "rocks" (diamonds), an ex-wife turned country sheriff, a beloved mentor that might or might not be dead, and a former mistress cashing in favors, and we have a literary crime novel that shows how we can run from ourselves, but can never really hide.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Allen Morris Jones's Sweeney on the Rocks

Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sweeney on the Rocks
Author(s): Allen Morris Jones
ISBN: 1-63246-083-1 / 978-1-63246-083-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ig Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Sweeney on the Rocks
Author(s): Allen Morris Jones
ISBN: 1-68457-417-X / 978-1-68457-417-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sweeney on the Rocks
Author(s): Allen Morris Jones
Publisher: Ig Publishing
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