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Semiautomatic

(2004)
(The second book in the Andrew Giobberti series)
A novel by

 
 
Rob Reuland's first novel, Hollowpoint, was described by the Guardian as 'a blackly comic tale of a lawyer on a redemptive mission in the bleak Brooklyn projects- Reuland guides us through the cynical courtrooms and mean streets with assurance, cruel wit and pathos.'

Semiautomatic features the same lawyer, Andrew Giobberti. Having resolved an explosive case in a controversial manner, Giobberti was exiled from the high-powered DA's Homicide Bureau to the dusty decay of the Appeals Bureau.
 But now the powers that be want this brilliant, difficult prosecutor back in the courtroom.
They're counting on Giobberti's courtroom brilliance to ensure a guilty verdict for murder suspect Haskin Pool.
It seems a straightforward enough case - a bodega robbery gone bad, leaving a well-loved grocer in a pool of his own blood.
The press has poured a lot of ink on the story, pressuring local pols to get a killer behind bars. What people want and what they get may be two different things - for Giobberti has a habit of uncovering nothing but the whole truth.
 It doesn't take long for him to realize this case stinks. There's a conspiracy to convict that reaches well up the political hierarchy and it's fully expected that Giobberti will play a key role in this seamy drama.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"One of crime fiction's most gifted young writers." - George Pelecanos


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Used availability for Rob Reuland's Semiautomatic

Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Rob Reuland
ISBN: 0-375-50502-4 / 978-0-375-50502-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 1-4611-9816-X / 978-1-4611-9816-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 0-224-08459-3 / 978-0-224-08459-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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November 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 0-09-928712-9 / 978-0-09-928712-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 0-345-48334-0 / 978-0-345-48334-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 0-224-06155-0 / 978-0-224-06155-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 1-72131-321-4 / 978-1-72131-321-1
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Robert Reuland
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Semiautomatic
Author(s): Rob Reuland
ISBN: 0-7927-3260-X / 978-0-7927-3260-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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July 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Semiautomatic Lib/E
Author(s): Robert Reuland
ISBN: 0-7927-3261-8 / 978-0-7927-3261-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA