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The Resource Canary, Duane Swierczynski

Canary, Duane Swierczynski

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Canary
Title
Canary
Statement of responsibility
Duane Swierczynski
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie has no choice but to become a "CI" -- a confidential informant. Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's found the key in Sarie: her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs. Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI: a quick study with a shockingly keen understanding of the criminal mind. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her -- except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant. Which is bad news for the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #1373 turns out to be a very quick study..."--Provided from Amazon.com
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Summary
Every student needs a part-time job. Hers is hunting criminals. Sarie Holland is a good kid. An Honors student. She doesn't even drink. So when a narcotics cop busts her while she's doing a favour for a friend, she has a lot to lose. Desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie agrees to become a CI, a confidential informant. Armed only with a notebook, she turns out to be as good at catching criminals as she is at passing tests. But it's going to take more than one nineteen-year-old to clean up Philadelphia. Soon Sarie is caught in the middle of a power struggle between corrupt cops and warring gangs, with nothing on her side but stubbornness and smarts. Which is bad news for both the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #137 turns out to be a very fast learner.
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Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395852
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Swierczynski, Duane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The Charlie Hardie series
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  • Police corruption
  • Drug traffic
  • Informers
  • Drug traffic
  • Informers
  • Police corruption
Target audience
adult
Label
Canary, Duane Swierczynski
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881140675
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780316403207
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014955115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881140675
Label
Canary, Duane Swierczynski
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881140675
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780316403207
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014955115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881140675

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