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Praise for Bill Pronzini "Pronzini makes people and events so real that you're living those explosive days of terror. Find Similar Products by Category Audio. Enter your name: optional. Carrier War by Kevin D. Randle CD Audiobook. In this installment, while having a cookout dinner wit hhis friend Lieutenant Eberhardt of the San Francisco police, he becomes a case of collateral damage.
An assassination attempt upon Eberhardt puts the lieutenant into a coma, and Nameless is left with many wounds, not far from death himself, hampered by a partially paralyzed hand. Consumed with bitterness and anger, Nameless sets out to find the person responsible. Soon his search leads him into the narrow sides streets of Chinatown and forces him to face some unpleasant facts about his friend of many years. The Chinatown sequences are fine, handled with a maximum of exotic atmosphere yet a minimum number of cliches.
View all 3 comments. After the events of Scattershot, Nameless and his best bud Lieutenant Eberhardt are soaking their misery in beer. Eberhardt is stewing in bitterness following having his wife walk out on him and Nameless has lost both P. I license and girlfriend Kerry Wade. Misery loves company they say and both men feel they're perched on the lowest step that life can offer. But when the doorbell heralds a hail of bullets they find out the hard way that there's always a lower step.
Nameless wakes up in hospital w After the events of Scattershot, Nameless and his best bud Lieutenant Eberhardt are soaking their misery in beer. Nameless wakes up in hospital with a serious mad on, vowing to track down the oriental shooter and take him down It's great to be back in the company of our Nameless investigator,, though he's not really completely the man we've followed for eight books or so. He wants payback. But he's no Charles Bronson. Pronzini doesn't really commit to working the theme of the destructive nature of blindly seeking vengeance. The more interesting aspects of the story are his convalescent relationship with Kerry and how he reacts to the discovery that Eberhardt has secrets.
Jan 18, Col rated it it was amazing Shelves: , p. As Eberhardt answers the door, Nameless hears two sharp echoing reports - gunshots; they could only be gunshots. Rushing into the house, Nameless glimpses the bloody body of his friend sprawled on the floor - just before he feels a bullet strike his own chest. Facing the toughest case of his career, Nameless doggedly pursues the secret behind his friend's shooting - only to find himself plunged into an action-packed intrigue involving murder, bribery, violence, and the forces of organized crime in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Is there anything better than a lazy Sunday and reading a great tale cover to cover over the course of a day? Probably fair to say I enjoyed this one a bit more than the last couple I read, perhaps it was slightly more straightforward as there was a focus on a single case — the shooting of Eberhardt and Nameless — rather than a few cases being juggled by our main man.
Perhaps it was Nameless himself being less of a sad-sack love-lost puppy dog that had me reaching for the sick-bag in the last couple of books. This time around he seems more assured and determined. Nameless digs around Chinatown to get to the bottom of the mystery and butts heads with some of the less salubrious members of the Chinatown community.
All this set against the back drop of an official police investigation getting nowhere and Nameless currently with his PI license suspended. Roll on book 10 in the series! Bindlestiff from 4. Nameless and Eb are having a miserable Sunday afternoon together misery loves company when a surprise guest really makes their Sunday miserable.
After this happens Nameless, still with his license suspended, takes matters into his own hands to find who's responsible. Another very well written story that really takes us into Nameless' way of thinking when he's forced to toe the line. Here is a list of all the books in order Happy Reading.
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Martin's Press Shackles St. Martin's Press Small Fellonies St. Jun 28, Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , locale-california. Dragonfire is the ninth Nameless Detective book, and I'm quite happy to see that a series that I was about to give up on though it feels weird to talk about giving up on a series based on books written 25 years ago, when I was in Jr.
High has turned a corner. Or, at least, it had a good book. The strength of Nameless Detective is the characters, and this has that in spades, with ND going through a major philosophical breakdown and also having great interactions with his current girlfriend and Dragonfire is the ninth Nameless Detective book, and I'm quite happy to see that a series that I was about to give up on though it feels weird to talk about giving up on a series based on books written 25 years ago, when I was in Jr.
The strength of Nameless Detective is the characters, and this has that in spades, with ND going through a major philosophical breakdown and also having great interactions with his current girlfriend and his best friend. The weakness of Nameless Detective over the last couple of books has been Pronzini's sudden obsessions with puzzles and locked-door mysteries. There aren't any here. Just a good old-fashioned shooting and the places that it leads through real detective work, not just thinking. Mar 16, Patti rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , mystery. In this entry in the Nameless Detective series, our hero and his best friend, Lieutenant Eberhardt are shot and seriously injured by a shooter who comes to Eberhardt's home.
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Eberhardt ends up in a coma, and our hero rises from his hospital bed to go investigate why they were shot. Currently in the series, "Nameless" is without his private investigator's license, and his relationship with Kerry is on a perilous course. The investigation leads him to a computer company that's about to go public, S In this entry in the Nameless Detective series, our hero and his best friend, Lieutenant Eberhardt are shot and seriously injured by a shooter who comes to Eberhardt's home.
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The investigation leads him to a computer company that's about to go public, San Francisco's Chinatown, and the possibility that his extremely honest friend has taken a bribe late in his career. Dragonfire is an okay entry in this series, a good transition from previous cases to future ones as the series is a long one, I presume that "Nameless" gets his license back , and continues to lay groundwork for his relationship with Kerry. Apr 06, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: crime , knight-errant , private-detective.
The downward spiral began in Scattershot continues. His girlfriend has left him and th epolice chief has followed through on his threats and has had his license suspended. Nameless, though, muddles through in a very entertaining and satisfactory entry in the series. Nameless Detective has lost his license and his lady; his friend on the police force, Eberhardt, has been dumped -- his wife left him for another man. How could things get worse? Well, a gunm 9 in the Nameless Detctive series. Well, a gunman attacks them and they both get shot. Eb lands in a coma, Nameless takes a bullet in his left arm.
As his friend lies unconscious in the hospital, Nameless investigates the crime, which leads him to the narrow alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown.
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Jun 11, Michael Tildsley rated it liked it. To me, it has become a return to a familiar place, comfortable in its way, but different and exciting enough in each volume to carry me to the end. I enjoyed all the twists and turns in this novel, particularly the true-to-life circumstances Nameless and Eberhardt both found themselves in to begin it. I think the story about three quarters of the way through starts coming together a bit too nicely, and it' 3. I think the story about three quarters of the way through starts coming together a bit too nicely, and it's not as believable.
I think without a rushed ending, this would have been much better. This one was slightly less satisfying than usual for me. Nameless is consumed by anger which made him a less attractive character than normal. He's working through having his PI license temporarily lifted, his love interest distancing herself and his police friend possibly doing something a bit corrupt. Jan 30, Gigi Bats rated it did not like it.
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Aburrido y lento de leer. Demasiado tedioso y de final ambiguo. Another great Nameless story.