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Cooke, John Peyton | Chimney Sweeper, The | Signed First Edition Copy
Chimney Sweeper, The | Cooke, John Peyton | Signed First Edition Book

THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER by John Peyton Cooke

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by author. 1995 NY: Mysterious Press ISBN 9780747211587
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Chimney Sweeper, The
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Jesse James Colson drifted into Isthmus City in a pair of too-tight blue jeans and stolen 14-eye Doc Martens, flashing a twisted grin and carrying a loaded .38 in his waistband. Before this night was over, someone was going to die from a bullet in Jesse's gun - one more death in a long, strange death trip. But Jesse would be married to this killing forever. Jesse stuffed the body of his victim into the chimney of an abandoned house before he fled Isthmus City that night. Then the city pulled him back - battered, bloodied, and stumbling wildly into the arms of an older man with bizarre tastes. In Isthmus City's gay community, Jesse found a home. Then he found a career and another side of himself. He became a cop. Burying years of rage, pain, and confusion into a custom-tailored, tight-fitting blue cotton uniform, he learned what it took to react under pressure, to match criminals with their crimes, even to pull the trigger on his 9mm Glock. He almost learned to forget about his violent past. Until he was called to a half-demolished crack house to investigate a grisly discovery: a skeleton in a chimney...

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