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Missionary Stew

(1983)
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Missionary Stew follows political fundraiser Draper Haere on a quest to uncover the secret behind a right-wing coup in an unnamed Central american country. Haere seeks the information in order to get dirt on his boss's opponent in the 1984 US Presidential election. Haere's pursuit of the truth repeatedly puts Haere's life in danger, as the powers-that-be stop at nothing to keep the episode buried. Along the way, Haere carries on an affair with the wife of his candidate and enlists the aid of Morgan Citron, an almost-Pullitzer winning journalist who has recently been released from an African prison where the prisoners where fed human flesh--the titular missionary stew. Together Citron and Haere face up against cocaine traffickers, Latin American generals, corrupt US officials, and Citron's estranged, tabloid-publisher mother.


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"Funny, cynical, and altogether delicious. Moves so fast it makes the last Ludlum novel you read look like a dodge-'em car in an amusement park" - Stephen King


Used availability for Ross Thomas's Missionary Stew

Hardback Editions

December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-7862-7065-9 / 978-0-7862-7065-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: Missionary Stew (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-85119-365-X / 978-0-85119-365-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
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April 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-241-11243-5 / 978-0-241-11243-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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October 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-671-49363-9 / 978-0-671-49363-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-312-32706-4 / 978-0-312-32706-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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January 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-14-010582-4 / 978-0-14-010582-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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December 1984 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Missionary Stew (Penguin Crime Mystery)
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0-14-007413-9 / 978-0-14-007413-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

1986 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
ISBN: 1-55690-342-1 / 978-1-55690-342-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Missionary Stew
Author(s): Ross Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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