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The Long Escape (Dell Mapback, #405) Unknown Binding

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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Dell Books; 1st PB edition
  • ISBN-10: 0440004055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440004059
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,957,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff VINE VOICE on May 25, 2012
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I'm a big fan of David Dodge as well as this publisher, Bruin Crimeworks which are reviving his out of print publications. David Dodge wrote in the middle of the last series. He was a tax accountant who turned thriller writer. He wrote three series, the first about a tax accountant in San Francisco who keeps encountering crime, a quirky two part series about a secret agent named John Abraham Lincoln, and his best series, a trilogy featuring Al Colby, an American gadabout and jack of all trades, plying his wares in Latin America.

The Long Escape is the first book in the Al Colby series. In it, he follows an American who fled his marriage to Latin America. Of course, picking up the trail is not all that easy, and figuring out what to do when he does find them takes up the first two thirds of the book, as do two beautiful women, several lingering threats, and the beautiful scenery of Chile. Mimicking his protagonist, Dodge packed up his family and spent years traveling in South America. The result is a sense of place and a descriptive power about the culture which really sucked me into this tale.

The denouement is clever, the puzzle is subtle, and the action is exciting. I can't think of a better way to read your first David Dodge book. And kudos to Bruin Crimeworks for republishing this fine author.
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