Such Men Are Dangerous by Lawrence Block

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Rejected by the CIA, an ex-commando fresh from the jungles of Vietnam attempts to retire to a jungle island, but is lured back into action with an offer of unfathomable profit and unlimited danger  Do nothing. That’s what Paul Kavanagh wants to do—absolutely nothing. Ten years of jungle combat have left him numb to mankind, and the only way he seems to keep from hurting people is to stay as far away as he can. He flees to an isolated patch of Caribbean sand, a paradise built for one. But paradise has a way of being found. An old CIA contact appears with a proposition. Four trucks of nuclear weapons have disappeared on their way to a covert campaign in a Cold War hotspot, and he is the only one who knows that they are not in South America, but South Dakota. Steal them without blowing the American heartland to hell, and Paul can retire in style. It’s the opposite of doing nothing. But it sounds like a lot more fun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.

 

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Lawrence Block is the author of the popular series' featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, Matthew Scudder, and Chip Harrison. Over 2 million copies of Lawrence Block's books are in print. He has published articles and short fiction in American Heritage, Redbook, Playboy, GQ, and The New York Times, and has published several collections of short fiction in book form, most recently Collected Mystery Stories. Block is a Grand Master of Mystery Writers of America. He has won the Edgar and Shamus awards four times, the Japanese Maltese Falcon award twice, as well as the Nero Wolfe award. In France, he was proclaimed a Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has been awarded the Societe 813 trophy twice. Block was presented with the key to the city of Muncie, Indiana, and is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America.
 
Published December 28, 2010 by Open Road Media. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The newest Matt Scudder novel by the blessedly prolific Block is right up to his usual standards.

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A former Green Beret attempts to steal a shipment of nuclear weapons from the U.S. Army.

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