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Hardstop

(2009)
(The fourth book in the Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery series)
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Sam Acquillo is getting to be a lot more sociable. People are constantly dropping by, including guys in black outfits with .45 automatics breaking into his cottage in the middle of the night.
Though on doctor s orders to stay clear of violence and mayhem, Sam does what s needed to encourage a candid conversation with the home invader, with surprising results.

Suddenly Sam s past reaches out to pull him back into the world of big money and even bigger egos, where the term corporate intrigue is redundant and ambition
the only virtue.

It seems a person important to the private life of a very important person has gone missing in the Hamptons. And it looks like the best way to get her back is to extort Sam s cooperation.

After finally achieving some measure of peace and contentment on the tip of Oak Point, overlooking the Little Peconic Bay, Sam is yet again an accidental player in other people s dramas. It takes him into the world of private security goons, predatory financiers and lifestyles of young hedonists, some brave, some
beautiful, all a bit lost.

But this time there s some added incentive. An opportunity Sam thought he d never see again. The chance to get a piece of his old life back. The only piece he
might actually want.

With lawyer Jackie Swaitkowski and cop friend Joe Sullivan reluctantly in tow, and the beautiful Amanda Anselma, fisherman Paul Hodges and mutt Eddie Van Halen eager to lend a hand, Sam is back on the quest.

This time with a few ambitions of his
own, which lead him into something all his battles in the ring and corporate boardroom could never have prepared him for.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hard Stop (Sam Acquillo)
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 0-307-35737-6 / 978-0-307-35737-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House of Canada Ltd
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hard Stop (Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery)
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-57962-183-X / 978-1-57962-183-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Permanent Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Hard Stop (A Sam Aquillo Long Island Mystery)
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-85398-180-X / 978-1-85398-180-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ashgrove Publishing Ltd
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hard Stop
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 0-307-35753-8 / 978-0-307-35753-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hard Stop
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-57962-457-X / 978-1-57962-457-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)
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Audio Editions

May 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hard Stop: A Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-4332-5877-3 / 978-1-4332-5877-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hard Stop: A Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-4332-5878-1 / 978-1-4332-5878-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hard Stop: A Sam Aquillo Hamptons Mystery
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-4332-5880-3 / 978-1-4332-5880-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hard Stop: A Sam Aquillo Hamptons Mystery
Author(s): Chris Knopf
ISBN: 1-4332-5881-1 / 978-1-4332-5881-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hard Stop: A Sam Acquillo Mystery
Author(s): Chris Knopf
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hard Stop: A Sam Acquillo Mystery
Author(s): Chris Knopf
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hard Stop
Author(s): Chris Knopf
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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May 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hard Stop (Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery)
Author(s): Chris Knopf
Publisher: Permanent Press
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