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Dynamite Road

(2003)
(The first book in the Weiss and Bishop series)
A novel by

 
 
Jim Bishop is a hard man, as cold as the wind off the water and tough to the point of brutality. Scott Weiss is Bishop's boss, a world-weary ex-cop who runs a private detective agency out of a concrete tower in the heart of San Francisco. In this powerfully original series debut by award-winning and bestselling author Andrew Klavan, Weiss sends Bishop to investigate corruption at a Northern California airport-and so sets events in motion that will lead both men on a desperate hunt for a master assassin.

Bishop's assignment is to investigate the airport and report back to Weiss. But Bishop prefers to make up the rules as he goes along. He's willing to beat any man into the ground and draw any woman into his bed in order to get the answers he's after. A pilot himself, he takes to the air to check out the illegal flights of a thug names Chris Wannamaker. Then he coolly seduces Wannamaker's lonely wife in order to find out more.

Back in the city, as Weiss struggles to rein Bishop in, he begins a connected investigation of his own. A death in a mansion in Presidio Heights, a seemingly random murder South of Market, an apparent suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, all seem to bear the mark of Weiss' old nemesis, an expert gun-for-hire who goes by the name of the Shadowman. It's a trail of blood, and each step of it seems to bring Weiss closer to Julie Wyant, a mysterious beauty who captures the imagination of every man she meets.

Soon Bishop has found his way into the center of a massive criminal conspiracy, a plan set to climax with an act of audacious violence and a murder that would be impossible for any killer but one. And with his operative's wife in danger, Weiss begins a race against time to outsmart the murderer who stalks his nightmares and to rescue the woman who haunts his dream.

If you like your tough guys really tough, your femme fatale and your action explosive-welcome to Dynamite Road.


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Praise for this book

"Klavan does tough-guy heroes and sexual tension better than anyone writing today." - Janet Evanovich

"Andrew Klavan is the most original American novelist of crime and suspense." - Stephen King


Used availability for Andrew Klavan's Dynamite Road

Hardback Editions

November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dynamite Road (Klavan, Andrew)
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 0-7653-0785-5 / 978-0-7653-0785-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dynamite Road
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 2757810839 / 978-2757810835
Publisher: Contemporary French Fiction
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July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dynamite Road
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 0-7653-4694-X / 978-0-7653-4694-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dynamite Road (Weiss and Bishop series, Book 1)
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 1-5047-8605-X / 978-1-5047-8605-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dynamite Road (Weiss and Bishop)
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 1-5047-8604-1 / 978-1-5047-8604-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dynamite Road: A Weiss and Bishop Novel
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dynamite Road: A Weiss and Bishop Novel
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2003 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dynamite Road (Weiss and Bishop series, Book 1)
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 0-7927-3092-5 / 978-0-7927-3092-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dynamite Road
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 0-7927-3090-9 / 978-0-7927-3090-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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December 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dynamite Road (Captain Richard Bolitho Adventures)
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
ISBN: 0-7927-3091-7 / 978-0-7927-3091-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dynamite Road: A Weiss and Bishop Novel
Author(s): Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA