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The Concrete River

(The first book in the Jack Liffey series)
A novel by

First Jack Liffey lost his job. Then he lost his wife and daughter. All he has left is the unerring ability to track down missing children. Now heÆs about to enter the sun-baked urban nightmare of Los Angeles where nothing is what it seems. Jack Liffey is about to journey down the Concrete River.

An all-new mystery series from a highly acclaimed author who has been compared to Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene
Shannon received raves from New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, and Sunday Times (London)
Like Graham Greeneùand there are other admirable resemblancesù[Shannon] is an explorer of that shadowy area in which, as spurs to positive action, abstract idealism and personal psychology merge. -Sunday Times (London)

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Concrete River is my kind of L.A. novel - hard as nails with a soft spot in the middle... a tough and engaging story." - Michael Connelly

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Used availability for John Shannon's The Concrete River

Paperback Editions

December 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: The Concrete River: A Jack Liffey Mystery
Author(s): John Shannon
ISBN: 1-933648-21-X / 978-1-933648-21-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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February 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Concrete River
Author(s): John Shannon
ISBN: 0-425-16193-5 / 978-0-425-16193-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: The Concrete River: A Jack Liffey Mystery (John Brown Books)
Author(s): John Shannon
ISBN: 0-9639050-5-8 / 978-0-9639050-5-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Heron Publishing
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Concrete River: Jack Liffey Mystery No. 1
Author(s): John Shannon
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