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Dead Aim

(1988)
(The first book in the Chris Klick series)
A novel by

 
 
Even rural Idaho has its mean streets... <br>Ex-musician Chris Klick is no slouch. And no sleuth. He prefers to sit on the porch of an Idaho cabin and be one with nature, but groceries and some of life's finer things have to be bought with cash. When a chance to earn a fee by restoring missing royalties to other musicians comes along, he levers up his six foot four frame and has at it. <br>So what's he to do when a beautiful woman with a mystery comes calling? When Nicole Russell invades his privacy and presents her story - a missing husband and a mislaid $50,000 - Klick jumps right in with his missing person skills. He's got to ask why, if the husband did a bunk, he took along Nicole's Labrador retriever? Luckily, for backup Klick's got an even taller friend, the former basketball star Lyel. Lyel, although "dependently wealthy," is independent as hell and still a player who loves a challenge. Ridding nearby Snow Lake of its tangle of corruption while helping Nicole recover her money seems like sport. Unfortunately, the other side is playing for high- and deadly-stakes.... <br>First published in 1988, Dead Aim was right on target with Kirkus Reviews: "A beautifully handled debut novel that balances all the best P.I. elements with a lyrical sense of the country... Sardonic, wry, and remarkable in both plotting and pacing."

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Library Binding

Title: Dead Aim: A Chris Klick Mystery
Author(s): Wendell McCall
ISBN: 1-58547-141-0 / 978-1-58547-141-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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June 2001 : Australia Library Binding

Title: Dead Aim
Author(s): Wendell McCall
ISBN: 1-74030-542-6 / 978-1-74030-542-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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October 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Dead Aim: A Chris Klick Mystery
Author(s): Wendell McCall
ISBN: 0-517-07670-5 / 978-0-517-07670-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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December 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead Aim: A Chris Klick Mystery
Author(s): Wendell McCall
ISBN: 0-312-02184-4 / 978-0-312-02184-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

December 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead Aim (Chris Klick Mysteries)
Author(s): Wendell McCall
ISBN: 1-890208-20-5 / 978-1-890208-20-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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May 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead Aim: A Chris Klick Mystery
Author(s): Wendell McCall
ISBN: 0-440-20510-7 / 978-0-440-20510-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Aim (Chris Klick Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Ridley Pearson
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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