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Watching the Detectives

Watching the Detectives

(1983)
(The third book in the Inspector Jan Argand series)
A novel by

 
Commissioner Jan Argand of Brabt, whose integrity has so often embarrassed his superiors, now heads the Bureau of Advice and Investigation, set up to handle complaints against the police themselves. His initial inquires uncover a series of disturbing cases of police brutality, racism, and harassment of homosexuals. Mysteriously though, many of the complaints are withdrawn, and Argand gradually realizes that suspicions he had originally dismissed as products of his own paranoia pint to a depth of governmental deception almost too bitter for him to accept. The plot widens to include an extreme left-wing group that may harbor terrorists; a vast antinuclear demonstration that turns into a near massacre when State Troopers move in; the murder of one of Argand's own team; and an attempt on the life of Argand himself. 'Watching the Detectives' is a highly topical and possible prophetic novel. Interweaving the most urgent political concerns of Europe and the United States with his usual skill and convincing subtlety, Rathbone has written a gripping story of a nation's, and an individual's, response to a potently unexpected threat. Book Dust Jacket

 
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Used availability for Julian Rathbone's Watching the Detectives


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Hardback Editions

February 1984 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Watching the Detectives
Author(s): Julian Rathbone
ISBN: 0-394-53281-3 / 978-0-394-53281-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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July 1983 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Watching the Detectives
Author(s): Julian Rathbone
ISBN: 0-7181-2249-6 / 978-0-7181-2249-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Watching the Detectives (Pluto crime)
Author(s): Julian Rathbone
ISBN: 0-7453-0011-1 / 978-0-7453-0011-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pluto Press
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