The Orange Curtain

The Orange Curtain

A Jack Liffey Mystery

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Jack Liffey, an aerospace engineer turned child rescuer, travels deep into the Los Angeles Vietnamese community, where a beautiful young woman has disappeared, leading Jack to Billy--a man who likes to watch people and has a twisted relationship with hismother.

Perseus Publishing
If you've not met Jack Liffey -- and every mystery lover should -- here's your chance. This taut new novel featuring author John Shannon's "brave and decent" hero also offers you the perfect opportunity to get hooked on this much-admired mystery series. Liffey's turf is the sprawling, deceptively open cityscape of greater Los Angeles with its forgotten suburbs, its volatile communities, its dangerous neighborhoods. To the anguished despair of parents and protectors, it's a city that holds lots of dark, secreted places for sons and daughters to hide. Or be hidden. Jack Liffey may have lost his job in the aerospace industry but he has found his calling -- tracking down lost children. His case in The Orange Curtain takes him deep into the Los Angeles Vietnamese community, where a beautiful young woman, Phuong -- her name means Phoenix -- has disappeared. The exotic realities and complex alliances of Little Saigon are not all that Liffey has to contend with, however. Beyond its boundaries there's a sad young man named Billy. Billy likes to watch people, and he has a relationship with his mother as strange as any in Hitchcock.


Blackwell North Amer
Jack Liffey, the former aerospace engineer who has found his true calling in his uncanny ability to track down missing children, finds himself deep in the local Vietnamese community. There, to the anguish and despair of her parents, the beautiful young Minh Phuong, a recent university graduate, has mysteriously disappeared.
The exotic realities and complex alliances of Little Saigon with its rival gangs and extortion rings are not all that Liffey has to contend with, however - not when he begins uncovering the corporate fraud and feuds surrounding plans to develop a new airport at El Toro Marine Base, and not with a serial killer brutally on the loose.
Then, too, there's Billy Grudger. A sad and lonely man, Billy lives inside a world of fragmented arcana and a relationship with his mother, the palmist and bibliomancer named Sonya, as strange as any in the work of Alfred Hitchcock.

Baker
& Taylor

Jack Liffey, an aerospace engineer turned child rescuer, travels deep into the Los Angeles Vietnamese community, where a beautiful young woman has disappearerd, leading Jack to Billy--a man who lkes to watch people and has a twisted relationship with his mother.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786708765
078670876X
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 24 cm

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