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Hardcase

(2001)
(The first book in the Joe Kurtz series)
A novel by

 
 
Sometimes revenge is best paid in cold steel.

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Joe Kurtz has been wronged one too many times. So when he takes out the drugdealing thug who killed his girlfriend, the exPI gets to cool his heels for 11 years in Attica. It's there that he meets "Little Skag" Farino, the son of an aging Buffalo, New York, mob boss. In exchange for protecting the kid's manhood against any unwanted jailhouse affection, Kurtz gets an audience with Little Skag's father upon his release from prison.

Semiretired Don Byron Farino is still clinging to what dwindling power he holds on the New York organized crime scene. He enlists Kurtz's help to track down the Family's missing accountanta man with too much knowledge of Family business to have on the loose. But someone doesn't want the accountant found. As the story twists and turns and the body count rises, Kurtz no longer knows whom he can trust. Everyone seems to be after something, from the mob boss's sultry yet dangerous daughter, to a hit man named The Dane, an albino killer who is good with a knife, and a dwarf who is armed to the teeth and hellbent on revenge.

Bestselling author Dan Simmons expertly builds the tension as he springs one surprise after another, all the while daring the reader to take a ride with Kurtz through the cold, windy streets of Buffalo where one wrong move could mean a bellyfull of lead.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hardcase
Author(s): Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0-312-27497-1 / 978-0-312-27497-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hardcase (The Kurtz Series)
Author(s): Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0-316-21343-8 / 978-0-316-21343-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hardcase (The Kurtz Series)
Author(s): Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0-316-40470-5 / 978-0-316-40470-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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August 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hardcase (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
Author(s): Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0-312-98016-7 / 978-0-312-98016-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hardcase (Joe Kurtz series, Book 1)
Author(s): Dan Simmons
ISBN: 1-4789-5691-7 / 978-1-4789-5691-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hardcase: Library Edition (Joe Kurtz)
Author(s): Dan Simmons
ISBN: 1-4789-5688-7 / 978-1-4789-5688-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hardcase
Author(s): Dan Simmons
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hardcase
Author(s): Dan Simmons
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hardcase (The Kurtz Series Book 1)
Author(s): Dan Simmons
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA