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The Resource Better dead, Max Allan Collins

Better dead, Max Allan Collins

Label
Better dead
Title
Better dead
Statement of responsibility
Max Allan Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Working reluctantly for a zealous Joe McCarthy at the height of 1950s anti-communist activities, Chicago detective Nate Heller is forced to choose between loyalties when he takes the case of a group of literary leftists who are supporting alleged spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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Summary
"It's the early 1950's. Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. When famous mystery writer Dashiell Hammett comes to Heller representing a group of showbiz and literary leftists who are engaged in a last minute attempt to save the Rosenbergs, Heller decides to take on the case. Heller will have to play both sides to do this, and when McCarthy also tasks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist working for the C.I.A. who admits to Heller that he's been having misgivings about the work he's doing and elliptically referring to the ColdWar making World War II look like a tea party. And then the scientist goes missing." --
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480950
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Max Allan
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Nathan Heller thriller
Series volume
[16]
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  • Heller, Nathan (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
Target audience
adult
Label
Better dead, Max Allan Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Series information from author's website
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20634443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765378286
Lccn
bl2016012257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898418947
  • (OCoLC)898418947
Label
Better dead, Max Allan Collins
Publication
Note
  • Series information from author's website
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20634443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765378286
Lccn
bl2016012257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898418947
  • (OCoLC)898418947

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