Wiley's Refrain

Wiley's Refrain

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
When the clues to the murder of a young musician point to Hawaii, a vengeful Wiley, a Portland poker professional and sleuth, heads for the tropical paradise and an encounter with his own roots as he searches for a killer in the dark underbelly of the islands. By the author of Wiley's Shuffle.

McMillan Palgrave
Wiley is a professional poker player in Portland Oregon who walks the seedy streets of the city's darker side. He's a man who knows how to use violence to get what he wants, but he's got a good heart and a noble streak that his friends and family know is a mile long. His enemies often see a streak of a different sort, though, and so Wiley is simultaneously beloved and feared among those who know him.

Wiley is also a man who solves problems for friends. The murder of a young musician who is close to his extended family puts Wiley in a vengeful frame of mind. He follows the evidence through the darkest corners of the city. When the trail points to Hawaii, a place Wiley has never set foot but which seems lately to be calling him home, he reluctantly agrees to head for the land of his ancestors in the hopes of finding justice for his young friend.

Reminiscent of the classic noir masters James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammet, and even the early novels of George Pelecanos, Lono Waiwaiole's Wiley series has already garnered a cult following that's won him a dedicated audience among crime readers and a palpable buzz in the mystery world.


Holtzbrinck
Wiley is a professional poker player in Portland Oregon who walks the seedy streets of the city's darker side. He's a man who knows how to use violence to get what he wants, but he's got a good heart and a noble streak that his friends and family know is a mile long. His enemies often see a streak of a different sort, though, and so Wiley is simultaneously beloved and feared among those who know him.

Wiley is also a man who solves problems for friends. The murder of a young musician who is close to his extended family puts Wiley in a vengeful frame of mind. He follows the evidence through the darkest corners of the city. When the trail points to Hawaii, a place Wiley has never set foot but which seems lately to be calling him home, he reluctantly agrees to head for the land of his ancestors in the hopes of finding justice for his young friend.

Reminiscent of the classic noir masters James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammet, and even the early novels of George Pelecanos, Lono Waiwaiole's Wiley series has already garnered a cult following that's won him a dedicated audience among crime readers and a palpable buzz in the mystery world.


Blackwell North Amer
Wiley is a professional poker player in Portland who keeps vigil on the seedy streets of the city's darker side. He's no stranger to violence, but he's got a good heart and a noble streak that his friends and family know is a mile long. His enemies often see a streak of a different sort, particularly when he teams up with his best friend, Leon, and the two are simultaneously beloved and feared among those who know them.
Wiley is also a man who solves problems for his friends. The murder of a young musician who is close to his extended family puts Wiley in a vengeful frame of mind. He follows the evidence through the darkest corners of the city. When the trail points to Hawai'i, a place in which Wiley has never set foot but seems lately to be calling him home, he heads for the land of his ancestors in the hopes of finding justice for his young friend.
Reminiscent of the classic noir masters but with a modern twist all his own, Lono Waiwaiole is increasingly recognized as one of the groundbreaking masters of noir fiction.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312349097
0312349092
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm.

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