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Breakdown

(1991)
(Book 18 in the Nameless Detective series)
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Pronzini's ''nameless'' San Francisco detective and his partner Eberhardt are trying to prove that their client Thomas Lujack did not mow down his business partner with his car. Although he suspects his client's guilt early on, the 58-year-old gumshoe spends three weeks looking for flaws in the testimony of the hit-and-run's sole witness. Then Lujack is found murdered, the witness disappears, and the detective, instead of being asked to step up his investigation, is discharged by the victim's brother Coleman. In full moral outrage, the veteran detective bulldogs his way through the case, uncovering evidence about the brothers' employment of illegal immigrants. Two-time Shamus Award-winner Pronzini ( Shackles ) delivers rapid-fire dialogue, surprising plot twists and even satisfying fisticuffs on a fog-laden rocky beach, but this rambling adventure, its narrator's trademark melancholy weightier than ever, moves readers to the edge of their seats only at the conclusion.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Breakdown
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-1050-9 / 978-0-7927-1050-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Curley
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December 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Breakdown
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7278-4272-2 / 978-0-7278-4272-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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February 1991 : Hardback

Title: Breakdown
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 5556114714 / 978-5556114715
Publisher: World Publications
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January 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: BREAKDOWN
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-385-29896-X / 978-0-385-29896-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breakdown: Nameless Detective (Volume 18)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-61232-093-7 / 978-1-61232-093-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
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May 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: Breakdown (Curley Large Print)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7927-1051-7 / 978-0-7927-1051-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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November 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Breakdown
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-440-21157-3 / 978-0-440-21157-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Breakdown (Nameless Detective Book 18)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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