The Last Refuge

Author:   Chris Knopf
Publisher:   Ashgrove Publishing Ltd
ISBN:  

9781853981760


Pages:   286
Publication Date:   13 June 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Sam Acquillo is a middle-aged corporate dropout living in his dead parents' ramshackle cottage. He has abandoned friends, family and a big-time career to sit on his porch, drink vodka and stare at the Little Peconic Bay. But when the old lady next door is found dead in her bathtub, Sam is the only one who wonders why. Despite himself, the ex-engineer and ex-professional boxer finds himself uncovering secrets no one could have imagined. Meanwhile, a procession of quirky characters including a beautiful banker, pot-smoking lawyer and gay billionaire join a full complement of police, thugs and local luminaries intruding on Sam's misanthropic ways. And some are deadly -

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Author:   Chris Knopf
Publisher:   Ashgrove Publishing Ltd
Imprint:   Ashgrove Publishing Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 20.50cm
ISBN:  

9781853981760


ISBN 10:   1853981761
Pages:   286
Publication Date:   13 June 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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'The characters are such original oddballs and their conversation so bracing that you want to kick off your shoes and spend some time on the porch with them, just taking in the view and enjoying the talk.' The New York Times 'This tale of 'money and murder in the Hamptons' is sexy-witty, understated, sensual, mischievous, and fun.' The Independent, London Though the mystery drives the plot, it's Sam's rediscovery of himself in middle age that is the real focus in this accomplished debut novel. He is definitely a writer to watch.' Booklist


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Chris Knopf is an award-winning copywriter and principal of marketing communications agency Mintz & Hoke. He lives with his wife in Avon, Connecticut and Southampton, New York.

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