THE MAN WHO RISKED HIS PARTNER by STEPHEN DONALDSON
Stephen R. Donaldson is one of America's acclaimed
storytellers. But in the 1980s, he published three novels
about private investigators Mick Axbrewder and Ginny
Fistoulari, as paperback originals under the
pseudonym "Reed Stephens." In 2001, Tor published a fourth
novel about these characters, The Man Who Fought Alone,
this time in hardcover under Donaldson's own name. Now
Donaldson has returned to the first three novels in the
sequence, rewriting and expanding them. The Man Who Killed
His Brother was the first, and this is the second of the
Mick "Brew" Axbrewder is a P.I. who's seen better days.
Deeply into alcoholism, some time back, he accidentally
shot and killed a cop. Worse, the cop turned out to be his
brother. Even worse, in a case not long after that, his
partner Ginny Fistoulari blew off her own left hand,
protecting him and others.
Now Mick works mostly as hired muscle for Ginny. They don't
talk much. But their latest client's story doesn't add up.
They're going to have to start working better together. And
Brew's going to have to face some of his own worst fears.
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