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Pike

(2010)
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Douglas Pike is no longer the murderous hustler he was in his youth, but reforming hasn't made him much kinder. He's just living out his life in his Appalachian hometown, working odd jobs with his partner, Rory, hemming in his demons the best he can. And his best seems just good enough until his estranged daughter overdoses, and he takes in his 12-year-old granddaughter, Wendy. Just as the two are beginning to forge a relationship, Derrick Kreiger, a dirty Cincinnati cop, starts to take an unhealthy interest in the girl. Pike and Rory head to Cincinnati to learn what they can about Derrick and the death of Pike's daughter, and the three men circle, evenly matched predators in a human wilderness of junkie squats, roadhouse bars, and homeless Vietnam vet encampments.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"This is what noir is... blunt force drama stripped down to the bone, then made to dance across the page." - Stephen Graham Jones


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Used availability for Benjamin Whitmer's Pike

Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pike (Switchblade)
Author(s): Benjamin Whitmer
ISBN: 1-60486-089-8 / 978-1-60486-089-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: PM Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pike (Switchblade)
Author(s): Benjamin Whitmer
Publisher: PM Press
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July 2010 : Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pike (Switchblade)
Author(s): Benjamin Whitmer
Publisher: PM Press
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU