30 for a Harry

30 for a Harry

by Richard Hoyt

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John Denson, the soft-boiled sleuth, wades into the murky waters of big-city politics, newspaper corruption, and corporate intrigue.

When John Denson is hired by the publishers of a faltering newspaper to uncover the "Harry" (a reporter using inside information for extortion) on its staff, he discovers that blackmail is only a small part of a labyrinthine scheme of international corruption and brutal murder. The idealistic private eye is at his toughest, lustiest, and shrewdest as he attempts to find his way through a bewildering, fetid maze that stretches from Seattle to Japan and back.

Shakedown artists large and small, cops on the take, sex- shop entrepreneurs, and sticky-fingered politicos are just a few of the oddball characters that Denson must sift through before he can write "30" (the end) to the Harry and the killer.

"His writing...is as good as it was on Decoys. This is a grand job."—The New York Times Book Review

"Hoyt's Seattle locale is relatively fresh, his style engagingly low-key, and in John Denson he has created one of the more likable detectives in current fiction."—San Diego Union

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BN ID: 2940162859314
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 03/05/2020
Series: John Denson , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 920,221
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Richard Hoyt graduated from the University of Oregon. After graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Ft. Holabird, Maryland, he served as a counterintelligence agent then returned to Oregon to earn a master’s degree. A fellow of the Washington Journalism Center, he worked as a Washington correspondent for The Oregonian and other Pacific Northwest newspapers. He later earned a PhD in American studies from the University of Hawaii. Hoyt wrote for both morning and afternoon newspapers in Honolulu and was a stringer for Newsweek magazine. He taught journalism and writing courses at the University of Maryland and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, before quitting to write novels full-time.

Hoyt is the author of the John Denson mysteries, the James Burlane thrillers and numerous other novels of adventure, espionage and suspense. In researching and writing in more than two dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, he has ridden trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats down the Amazon. He now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Teresita, formerly of Cebu City, Philippines and his daughter Teresa. He has a daughter, Laura, from a previous marriage.

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