The Man Who Fought Alone by Stephen R. Donaldson

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In a sprawling new novel, Stephen R. Donaldson tells a tale of a hero's dark night of the soul.
Mick Axbrewder has enough problems to kill any ten lesser men. He's a recovering alcoholic. He's also healing-painfully and slowly-from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him. His old partner, Ginny, seems to want as little to do with him as possible.

Years ago, he and Ginny worked side by side. That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop. While drunk. A cop who happened to be his brother.

Now Axbrewder-"Brew" to his friends-is trying to make his way back to self-respect. It isn't easy. It doesn't help that Ginny has moved them to the sprawling, heartless Sunbelt city of Carner, where he can't get the "feel" of the streets. At least he has work, handling security in the booming martial-arts industry centered in Carner. A world of modern commercial competition and ancient resentments. A world with hidden stakes, over which someone is evidently willing to kill.

But Brew's real job isn't the one for which he's been hired. His real job is regaining his own self-respect.

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About Stephen R. Donaldson

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Stephen R. Donaldson is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful authors in publishing history. Every volume of his epic fantasy The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, beginning with "Lord Foul's Bane" in 1977, has been an international bestseller. Donaldson returned to the series with The Runes of the Earth in 2004. He lives in New Mexico.
 
Published November 26, 2001 by Forge Books. 513 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

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The conclusion of Donaldson's two-volume fantasy epic, Mordant's Need, begun with Mirror of Her Dreams (1986).

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To catch the perp and recover the stolen artifacts, Brew must penetrate the tediously divisive local martial arts subculture and even learn some moves that eventually help him dislodge the chip on his shoulder, battle the killer, and make nice with Ginny.

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The fourth book in bestseller Donaldson's "The Man Who..." mystery series (previously written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens) continues the story of ex-PI Mick ("Brew") Axbre

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With 2001's The Man Who Fought Alone , Donaldson picked up the story line of an earlier series of original paperbacks (The Man Who Killed His Brother ;

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Brew therefore, after he has been hired by the insurance company, after the close of the tournament, puts his heart and soul into tracking down the murderer, at, of course, considerable risk to himself and his painful gut (which, fortunately for Brew does not require a colostomy bag.) I felt the ...

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In Puerta Del Sol Mick "Brew" Axbrewder does his best to drink himself to death in order to obliterate the memory of killing his brother.

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