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The Resource Killer, come hither : a novel, Louis Begley

Killer, come hither : a novel, Louis Begley

Label
Killer, come hither : a novel
Title
Killer, come hither
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louis Begley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jack Dana is a star history student at Yale with a bright career in academia ahead of him. But after 9/11 he feels it is his duty to change course. As a Marine infantry officer he is deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Severely wounded in combat, he begins writing a novel about his wartime experiences while surgeons at the Walter Reed Hospital patch up his pelvis. Jack then moves to Manhattan to live with his Uncle Harry, a partner in a leading New York law firm and Jack's surrogate father. With Harry's help he quickly finds a publisher, and the book's swift success launches Jack as a professional writer. After a second successful publication, Jack feels entitled to a vacation and leaves for a three-month trip to South America. The isolation from modern life on a ranch in western Brazil suits him perfectly, but on his way back home he looks at his emails and finds shocking news: his Uncle Harry is dead, hanged in his Sag Harbor summer home, clearly a suicide. Horrified and incredulous, Jack digs into the facts surrounding his uncle's death. Aided by Harry's most trusted associate, Kerry Black, with whom Jack falls in love, and by his college friend Scott Prentice who now works for the CIA, Jack discovers that Harry had pierced the secret of his most important client, Abner Brown, a rightwing multibillionaire notorious for backing extremist causes: Alongside his legitimate businesses, Brown owns and operates parallel criminal enterprises. The stakes and dangers are huge. Harry's death now seems anything but a suicide. And in order to avenge his uncle, Jack might have to circumvent the law and take matters into his own hands"--
Member of
Summary
Enlisting in the military after the September 11 attacks, a former Yale student is severely wounded and writes a successful novel about his wartime experiences before investigating his uncle's suicide, which he ties to a client's extremist sympathies
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409856
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Begley, Louis
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jack Dana novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Murder
  • Billionaires
  • Corporations
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • Authors
  • Billionaires
  • Corporations
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Killer, come hither : a novel, Louis Begley
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
ocn884305722
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385539142
Lccn
2014018447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884305722
Label
Killer, come hither : a novel, Louis Begley
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
ocn884305722
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385539142
Lccn
2014018447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884305722

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