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Book cover ofPutting Out
  • Author: Neil FERGUSON
  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Published: 1989
  • Description: Softback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First (Thus)
  • ISBN-10: 0349100837
  • Ref: 13553
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This is a B format UK paperback edition with a full 1 to 10 number sequence indicating a first printing of this edition.  The title was first published by Hamish Hamilton in 1988.  In very good condition for its age.  Heavy age tanning to pages making them rather brown but still eminently readable.  The covers are showing some signs of storage wear to the extremities and there is a small crease across the bottom left-hand corner of the front cover.

Author’s debut fiction novel (has written one non-fiction book previously.)  A futuristic whodunnit.

SYNOPSIS:  “Who is going to win the current mayoral race?  The best-dressed candidate of course.  Who else?  For this is New York, where rivalry centres on sartorial elegance rather than policies, where politics has become primarily a matter of style – like all the important things in life: sport, television, sex.  Even murder.

Whilst fashion dictators Tina and Rocco battle for the hearts and minds of the city voters, Lieutenant Maxwell Faraday, detective second grade, is called ot investigate an outbreak of terrorism in the couture industry.  Faraday – a copy who is reluctant to carry a gun on the grounds that it will ruin the line of his suit – is a professional style-code breaker.  He knows that the most effective means of defence is a stylish image… something the citizens of New York have always know.