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Double Play

(2004)
(The first book in the Burke series)
A novel by

 
 
Robert B. Parker fans have been quick to embrace each addition to his remarkable canon, from the legendary Spenser series to the novels featuring Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall. And his occasional forays into the past-Gunman's Rhapsody, a fresh take on Wyatt Earp, and Poodle Springs, based on a Raymond Chandler story-have dazzled critics and confirmed his place among the greatest writers of this century. With Double Play, he presents us with a book he was literally born to write.

It is 1947, the year Jackie Robinson breaks major-league baseball's color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers-and changes the world. This is the story of that season, as told through the eyes of a difficult, brooding, and wounded man named Joseph Burke. Burke, a veteran of World War II and a survivor of Guadalcanal, is hired by Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey to guard Robinson. While Burke shadows Robinson, a man of tremendous strength and character suddenly thrust into the media spotlight, the bodyguard must also face some hard truths of his own, in a world where the wrong associations can prove fatal.

A brilliant novel about a very real man, Double Play is a triumph: ingeniously crafted, rich with period detail, and re-sounding with the themes familiar to Parker's readers-honor, duty, responsibility, and redemption.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-4352-9310-X / 978-1-4352-9310-6 (USA edition)
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June 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-4178-0172-7 / 978-1-4178-0172-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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January 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84243-139-0 / 978-1-84243-139-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-58724-730-5 / 978-1-58724-730-9 (USA edition)
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May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-399-15188-5 / 978-0-399-15188-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84344-440-2 / 978-1-84344-440-4 (UK edition)
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November 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84243-167-6 / 978-1-84243-167-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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June 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Double Play: A Thriller
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-425-19963-0 / 978-0-425-19963-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Double Play - on Playaway
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-60514-260-3 / 978-1-60514-260-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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January 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-59777-014-0 / 978-1-59777-014-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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April 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Double Play: A Novel
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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April 2004 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Double Play: A Novel
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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April 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-59007-426-2 / 978-1-59007-426-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millenium Audio
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April 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-59007-427-0 / 978-1-59007-427-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millenium Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Double Play
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: No Exit Press
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June 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Double Play: A Thriller
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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