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The Man With No Time (Simeon Grist #5) (Simeon Grist Mystery) Kindle Edition

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From Publishers Weekly

The trail of two missing Chinese children shouldn't lead to a slave market, and Simeon Grist should still be languishing somewhere in academia, not sleuthing his way through Los Angeles. Blunt wit and copious running gags have fueled this first-rate series ( Skin Deep , etc.), whose latest entry features a mostly Asian cast, including Grist's former lover Eleanor, whose brother's two children have been abducted. Horace, the father, promptly vanishes into Chinatown after them, and a beloved uncle gradually emerges as the chief suspect. The kids turn up later, but Horace is still AWOL. Simeon then stumbles into the world of Charlie Wah, who struggles with his English but more than masters the art of killing. Before long, Grist has saved a young Vietnamese boy (then gotten him blind drunk), enlisted a few other unsavory deadbeats and set forth to free a ship full of slaves, with one of the chief slavemasters looking more and more like Eleanor's aunt. The author's relentless quest for wit means that no opportunity for a smart-ass one-liner is ever willingly squandered, and some latitude is definitely required from the more single-minded clue-hunters, as well as from the squeamish, who may find Grist's first grisly encounter with Wah unnecessarily brutal. A not quite up-to-par addition to the Grist canon.
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From Kirkus Reviews

Hard-boiled Simeon Grist (Incinerator, etc.) now rushes in to help longtime love Eleanor Chan when her niece and nephew are kidnapped for what seem (to Grist) inscrutable Chinese reasons--but clearly the Chan family knows something and clearly it involves Uncle Lo, also missing. As Grist searches for the kids, he bumps into two separate illegal alien stories: one concerning Uncle Lo and aged Esther Summerson, a retired missionary; the other concerning work slaves indentured to the likes of sadist Charlie Wah. The kids are returned, but Grist has to find their dad, Horace, who's gone in search of Uncle Lo, thereby putting both himself and Grist in the path of various Chinese protection societies and Vietnamese thugs and Thai prostitutes. To break up the various slave rings, Grist puts together a black gang and, with split-second derring-do, waylays payoffs to the Chinese, liberates the slaves, and overcomes a spot of torture meant to cripple him. Memorable for a baby-faced Vietnamese assassin, a dateless teenager, a gruesome double murder, and Hallinan's droll depiction of the Asian communities warring in California. If you can handle the rough stuff: a lippy, fast-paced read. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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  • File Size: 592 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Hallinan Consulting LLC (October 15, 2010)
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047GMGQ4
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Edgar, Shamus, Macavity and Lefty nominee Timothy Hallinan has written eighteen published novels, all thrillers and mysteries, all critically praised. He currently writes two series, one set in Los Angeles and the other in Bangkok.

His 2014 Junior Bender novel, "Herbie's Game," won the Lefty Award for Best Comic Crime Novel of the year. His 2010 Poke Rafferty Bangkok novel, "The Queen of Patpong," was nominated for the Edgar as Best Mystery of the Year.

The Junior Bender mysteries trace the adventures of a burglar who moonlights as a private eye for crooks. In its first eighteen months, the series has been nominated for both the Lefty and the Shamus for best mystery. The titles to date are "Crashed," "Little Elvises," "The Fame Thief," and "Herbie's Game." Coming in April 2016 is "King Maybe."

The Junior Bender books are presently in development by comedian Eddie Izzard as a primetime television series.

In 2007, the first of his Edgar-nominated Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers, "A Nail Through the Heart", was published. "Hallinan scores big-time," said Kirkus Reviews, which went on to call the book "dark, often funny, and ultimately enthralling." "Nail" was named one of the top mysteries of the year by The Japan Times.

Rafferty's Bangkok adventures have continued with "The Fourth Watcher," "Breathing Water," "The Queen of Patpong," "The Fear Artist," and "For the Dead." "Queen," in addition to the Edgar, was nominated for the Macavity. Coming in 2015 is "The Hot Countries."

In the 1990s he wrote six mysteries featuring the erudite private eye Simeon Grist, beginning with "The Four Last Things," which made several Ten Best lists, including that of The Drood Review. The other books in the series were well reviewed, and several of them were optioned for motion pictures. The series is now regarded as a cult favorite.

He has also edited two books. "Shaken: Stories for Japan" contained original stories by top mystery writers and raised more then $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts, with every penny going straight to Japan. "Making Story: 21 Writers and How They Plot" contained practical ideas on plotting by well-known mystery and thriller writers.

Hallinan has written full-time since 2006. Since 1982 he has divided his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, the setting for his Poke Rafferty novels.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vena on April 11, 2011
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Is it really possible to write a series where the next installment is better than it's predecessor? In the case of Tim Hallinan's Simeon Grist Mysteries, the answer is a resounding YES! If you've read the earlier novels in the Simeon series, you know you've finally come home with THE MAN WITH NO TIME. Readers are fully welcomed into the Chan family - not just the lives of Horace, Pansy and Mrs Chan, but also early life with Simeon and Eleanor. If you were a fan of Dexter Smif, he's back, and he's got the five Doody brothers with him (each one's bigger than the other).

TMWNT carries the reader along at a blistering pace, but one never feels lost. The characters are all wonderfully layered - the bad guy, Charlie Wah, is not without a humorous quirk, but he's still remarkably loathsome. For the Poke fans, Tran reminds me of Boo/Superman.

All in all, Mr Hallinan's scored another homer in his Simeon series. It's not too dark, not too light, and has just enough grit to keep you grounded.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lil Gluckstern on March 28, 2011
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Simeon Grist gets into serious trouble, and the subject gets more serious-Chinese gangs, Vietnamese gangs wrenching tales from Eleanor Chan, who is Simeon's ex-girlfriend, but very much present. There is a meditation on time, and Simeon ponders his life as he gets a bit older, and thinks about time. As always, Hallinan satisfies with a solid story and his own love of humor-there is a family of unexpected good guys named Doody, all of who have names beginning with H. I think that is what makes Hallinan such a pleasure to read. If it gets too serious, there is something to laugh at. If it gets too humorous, well, the message is deadly serious-the need for family, for trust, for support, caring, and love.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Kleinmann on November 30, 2010
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Read Poke Rafferty first because I love Bangkok. Now I am hooked on Simeon Grist. Will read all of Rafferty's books. Much better, thought out (although he says it is "without a net") and fun to read. Glad they are on the Kindle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Vines on November 26, 2010
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Really enjoy the Simeon Grist as well as the Poke Rafferty books. Great action, funny believable characters. Interesting insight into the Chinese and Vietnamese crime element in this country as well as their homeland. The book has a little of everything, family, love, good deeds, honor, murder, torture, and a good story to tie them all together. The only negative I can say about Hallinan is that he just hasn't written enough books. I've read them all and now have to wait for the next. Buck up, Timothy, swig some energy drink and get me a new book out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kleine Mocha on November 15, 2010
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I've just finished the fourth in the re-published-for-Kindle Simeon Grist novels, and so far I like it the best.

Having begun to read this author with the more recent (and outstanding) Poke Rafferty series, I couldn't help but feel I was regressing a bit as I started the Simeon Grist titles. The protagonist's character seemed murkey and ill-defined at first, and the fact that the stories were published in a different order than they were written added to the difficulty. In The Man With No Time, I felt Simeon was finally emerging from the shadows and becoming a real person (maybe even becoming a Poke Rafferty whose fate had led him in a different direction). Unlike Poke, Simeon could not maintain his relationship with the love of his life, apparently because the sort of fear of failure that cloaks itself as fear of success compelled him to serially cheat on her with women who didn't really matter to him, and she stopped putting up with it. Though Simeon is still chary with self-revelations, the close-to-home nature of the crime that opens the story makes it easier for him to be reflected back to the reader through the eyes of his ex-girlfriend and her family, and by the end of this book it feels as though he may be willing to risk revealing himself to Eleanor and at least attempt to re-earn her trust.

Simeon is still close to his ex, Eleanor Chan, and as the story begins he returns with a family party to Eleonor's brother and sister-in-law's apartment from a dim sum brunch, only to find that their children and the recently arrived "Uncle" Lo have disappeared, leaving the body of an unknown man in the closet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EvKa on October 19, 2010
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I've only recently become acquainted with Tim's Simeon Grist novels (since he started selling the series at a phenomenal price of $2.99 apiece on Amazon). The first three were great reads, but this is the best of the four that are currently available. Maybe it's just because I was familiar with the characters, maybe it's because Tim was in tune with his inner private detective when he wrote it, who knows? But this one was just SMOOTH. Well written, well paced, absorbing. I loved finally getting to spend some time with Simeon's 'old' flame, Eleanor Chan, and her family, more time with Dexter Smif, and found new friends in the Doody family. Wonderful stuff!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Mckinstry on November 10, 2010
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A huge fan of the Poke Rafferty series, I'm delighted the Simeon Grist novels are now being released in Kindle format. I've read them all and The Man with No Time does not disappoint. This is a fast-paced read, and the introduction of the Doodys was brilliant. Can't wait for the next book!
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