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Train

by Pete Dexter

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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Dexter is well and truly back on form with this book. As with a previous title Paris Trout race lies at the heart of this tale of crime, golf, decency, brutality and a strange friendship in ‘50s LA. Hypnotic, compulsive and superbly written. This is really a book to read and recommend.

Train Synopsis

Lionel Walk, better known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course, where he comes to know a police detective he calls 'The Mile-Away Man'. Norah Still is unwillingly at the centre of a criminal investigation, as the only survivor of an attempted boat hijacking Sergeant Miller Packard - Train's 'Mile-Away Man' - is in charge of the case and, as he quietly manages the crime scene, he finds himself drawn to the beautiful widow. As Train leaves his job to become a golf hustler, managed by Packard, the three are drawn into an uneasy triangle-Pete Dexter's remarkable new novel brings to life the most violent and tender impulses of his characters as they struggle to come to terms with the difference between a gift and a passion, between their abilities and their desires.
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ISBN: 9780099469315
Publication date: 02/09/2004
Publisher: Arrow
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099469315
Publication date: 2nd September 2004
Author: Pete Dexter
Publisher: Arrow
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Pete Dexter

Pete Dexter is the author of five previous novels, including the US National Book Award-winner Paris Trout. He lives in Puget Sound, Washington.  

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