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The Resource The letter writer, Dan Fesperman

The letter writer, Dan Fesperman

Label
The letter writer
Title
The letter writer
Statement of responsibility
Dan Fesperman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first thing Woodrow Cain sees when he steps off the train in New York City on February 9, 1942, is smoke from an ocean liner in flames in the harbor. It's the Normandie, and word on the street is that it was burned by German saboteurs. "Ten lousy minutes in New York and already his new life felt as full of loss and betrayal as the one he'd left behind." What he left behind in a small North Carolina town was a wife who'd left him, a daughter in the care of his sister, and a career as a police officer marred by questions surrounding his partner's murder. When he gets a job with the NYPD, he wants to believe it's the beginning of a new life, though he suspects that the past is as tenacious as "a parasite in the bloodstream." It's on the job that Cain comes in contact with a man who calls himself Danzinger. He has the appearance of a "crackpot," but he speaks five languages, has the manners of a man of means and education?and he appears to be the one person who can help Cain identify a body just found floating in the Hudson River. But who exactly is Danzinger? He's a writer of letters for illiterate immigrants on Manhattan's Lower East Side?"a steadfast practitioner of concealing and forgetting" for his clients, and perhaps for himself: he hints at a much more worldly past. What and whoever he really is or has been, he has a seemingly boundless knowledge of the city and its denizens. And he knows much more than the mere identity of the floating corpse. For one thing, he knows how the dead man was involved in New York City's "Little Deutschland," where swastikas were proudly displayed just months before. And he also seems to know how the investigation will put Cain?and perhaps his daughter and the woman he's fallen for?in harm's way. But even Danzinger can't know that the more he and Cain investigate, the nearer they come to the center of a citywide web of possibly traitorous corruption from which neither of them may get out alive. From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fesperman, Dan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.E778
LC item number
L48 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Police
  • Murder
  • Conspiracies
  • Conspiracies
  • Murder
  • Police
  • New York (State)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Overdrive
  • Overdrive
Label
The letter writer, Dan Fesperman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi book."
  • "A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947083556
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101875070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 915893
  • 4501E86C-4B35-4579-8FEA-0D125BE6DFE4
System control number
(OCoLC)947083556
Label
The letter writer, Dan Fesperman
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi book."
  • "A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947083556
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101875070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 915893
  • 4501E86C-4B35-4579-8FEA-0D125BE6DFE4
System control number
(OCoLC)947083556
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