Nemesis

"Nameless" Detective Novels (Volume 40)

Bill Pronzini

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Young, newly rich Verity Daniels claims to be receiving threatening demands for money from a mysterious caller. When Jake Runyon agrees to investigate, it seems a relatively simple matter to expose the extortionist by setting a trap for him.

The case, however, is nowhere near as clear-cut as it first appears. 

And Verity Daniels is nowhere near the helpless victim she pretends to be.

A series of surprise revelations culminates in Runyon being falsely accused of a crime that never happened, and he and his employers then become the targets of a vicious legal vendetta. A sudden act of violence turns the case upside down, leading to a much more serious charge against Jake. 

With the help of partner Tamara Corbin, Nameless (known as Bill to his associates) puts aside the difficult personal issue that has kept him sidelined at home and works to clear both Runyon’s and the agency’s good names. The task requires untangling Verity Daniels’s bizarre past and present relationships, and before Bill succeeds, he must overcome a deadly threat to his own safety.

Nemesis continues author Bill Pronzini's acclaimed Nameless Detective Series.

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The address Tamara had given him for Verity Daniels’s condo was one of the big, new SoMa high-rises on Harrison, just off the Embarcadero. Which meant that Ms. Daniels had money and plenty of it, one of the reasons, if not the main reason, that Tamara had agreed to an after–business hours appointment to accommodate a prospective client. You couldn’t buy into a place like Bayfront Towers unless you had a minimum of a quarter of a million to spend on lodging.
Runyon didn’t have to try to find street parking, which would’ve been next to impossible

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Praise for Nemesis

For Camouflage

“Can doing first-rate work as consistently as Pronzini really be as effortless as he makes it seem?”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The Nameless series continues to be a wonder of great plotting, long-term character development, and insight into the chilling banality of evil.”
Booklist, starred review

For Schemers

“Pronzini is a pro at PI fiction: he never cheats on the reader, respecting the conventions of the hard-boiled detective stories and puzzle mysteries he employs so well.”
Library Journal


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About the Author

Bill Pronzini

BILL PRONZINI has been nominated for, or won, every prize offered to crime fiction writers, including the 2008 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives and writes in California, with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765325662
ISBN10: 0765325667
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$25.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429943901
ISBN10: 1429943904
320 pages
$12.99
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