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Bitter Truth

(1997)
(Veritas)
(The second book in the Victor Carl series)
A novel by

 
 
Victor Carl - lawyer, loser, hapless hero of Hostile Witness, and a Philadelphian way out of his element - has come to the sweat-drenched jungles of Belize to chase his fortune. Finding it is one thing. Living long enough to enjoy it is something else entirely. Coerced into defending an unpleasant parade of mob enforcers, two-bit hoods, and other Philadelphia riffraff, Carl wants out of his shabby, squalid life more than ever. So when a terrified young woman offers Carl an unusual - but substantial - proposition, he leaps at the opportunity to trade in his grubby existence for a life of wealthy excess. The job - proving that the recent suicide of wealthy Philadelphia heiress Jacqueline Shaw was not a suicide at all but murder - plunges Carl into an eerie shadow world, where events buried deep in the past exert an awful weight in the present, a world of overturned gravesites, gruesome secrets, and a haunted, lonely estate that houses the broken and dying heirs of a once-powerful family. Simultaneously caught up in an exploding mob war and the machinations of an avaricious cult, Carl realizes too late that he's in way over his head, as he races against time to collect his fee and get out alive.

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"A terrifically entertaining and scary novel." - Nelson DeMille


Used availability for William Lashner's Bitter Truth

Hardback Editions

June 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-00-225308-9 / 978-0-00-225308-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-039147-2 / 978-0-06-039147-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bitter Truth
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-056038-X / 978-0-06-056038-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-00-649634-2 / 978-0-00-649634-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-100402-2 / 978-0-06-100402-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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September 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-06-101023-5 / 978-0-06-101023-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-00-225649-5 / 978-0-00-225649-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

February 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition

Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-694-51789-5 / 978-0-694-51789-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperaudio
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1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Veritas
Author(s): William Lashner
ISBN: 0-7887-1768-5 / 978-0-7887-1768-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Truth (A Victor Carl Novel Book 2)
Author(s): William Lashner
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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