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The Only Pure Thing

A Stuart Clay Mystery by Patrick Hyde

The Only Pure Thing by Patrick Hyde

Synopsis (from the publisher): When Benny Batiste's head winds up on a Georgetown parking meter, defense attorney Stuart Clay inherits his problems. Police discover Cleveland Barnes wearing a green army raincoat, a battered top hat, and bloodied Bally loafers. As Benny was found both headless and shoeless, Cleveland is charged with murder and Stuart is appointed to represent him.

Stuart thinks Cleveland is a hapless street person who filched some shoes. The police insist that things are not so simple. Pursuit of the case leads to clues that connect a band of homeless living under the Key Bridge, the Bronx mob, the urban renaissance of Washington, D.C., and a malignant evil so dark that it threatens to consume Stuart's very existence.

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The Only Pure Thing by Patrick Hyde

The Only Pure Thing by Patrick Hyde — A Stuart Clay Mystery

Publisher: Beckham Publications
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-931761-61-4
Publication Date: January 2007
List Price: $14.95

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