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The Barbed-Wire Kiss

(2003)
(The first book in the Harry Rane Mystery series)
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Two years ago, Harry Rane took early retirement from the New Jersey State police after being shot in the line of duty. Now he lives one day at a time. It's not much, but he gets by. Things change when Bobby Fox, an old childhood friend, calls for help. A small-time dealer who's taken one last chance, Bobby's in over his head for $50,000 to Eddie Fallon, a local crime boss. Harry goes to see Fallon, hoping to work something out, but it's hard to negotiate with a man like Fallon. The one thing Harry does learn is that he and Fallon have something in common-Fallon's wife is an ex-girlfriend Harry hasn't seen since he was eighteen, a girl who was pregnant with his child when she ran away. In this brooding, blistering debut set against the spare, atmospheric background of working-class New Jersey, Harry gets caught between his past and his future, between justice and vengeance.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Barbed-Wire Kiss is as gritty and tough as its Soprano-land New Jersey setting, and Wallace Stroby is a no-nonsense guide and a fine writer." - C J Box


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Used availability for Wallace Stroby's The Barbed-Wire Kiss

Hardback Editions

February 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Barbed-Wire Kiss: A Novel
Author(s): Wallace Stroby
ISBN: 0-312-30034-4 / 978-0-312-30034-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Barbed-wire Kiss (Harry Rane Novels) (NO. 1)
Author(s): Wallace Stroby
ISBN: 0-312-65075-2 / 978-0-312-65075-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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March 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Barbed-Wire Kiss: A Novel (Harry Rane Novels)
Author(s): Wallace Stroby
ISBN: 0-312-99547-4 / 978-0-312-99547-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

February 2003 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Barbed-Wire Kiss: A Novel (Harry Rane Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Wallace Stroby
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU