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Coben, Harlan (Author) & Crais, Robert (Contributor) . JUST ONE LOOK: THE LIMITED EDITION. London, England: The Scorpion Press, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 370 pages. As New/As New.

The author's "stand-alone" thriller/mystery novel. One of Harlan Coben's finest achievements. Limited Edition of 90 numbered and signed copies. Published as part of the eminently collectible Scorpion Press Series of great contemporary mystery and thriller novels. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition, British or American. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by The Scorpion Press: Regular-sized volume format. Marbled hard boards with black leather overboards and gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Harlan Coben. Introduction by the brilliant American novelist Robert Crais. Pink topstain. Printed on archival stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In glassine DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition collectible format, Harlan Coben's "Just One Look". Independent of his celebrated "Myron Bolitar" Series, a brilliant, "stand-alone" realization of Coben's lifelong themes as a novelist: The search for the truth that is buried in The Past, which truth suddenly (and very dangerously) catches up with and upends The Present. When, in this case, and in one instant, an ordinary snapshot causes a mother's world to unravel completely. "After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: A mysterious picture from twenty years ago, showing four strangers she could not identify. But there is one face she recognizes: Her husband, before she met him. When her husband sees the photograph that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation. She doesn't know where he's going or why he left. Or if he's ever coming back. Nor does she realize how dangerous the search for him will be. Because there are others interested in both her husband's past and the photograph. Such as Eric Wu: A fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way. Her world turned upside down, filled with doubts about herself and her marriage, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past as she struggles to learn the truth, find her husband, and save her family" (Publisher's blurb). The title refers to our modern relation to the photographic image, as something whose significance - but not necessarily its meaning - we immediately grasp, in a way we would never be able to do with any other image of either a painting or drawing. The novel itself refers to the power of photography as evidence and physical trace, not just as the representation or imitation, of reality. One of about five American thriller writers of our time who completely inhabit and transcend the thriller genre at the same time. An absolute "must-have" title for Harlan Coben collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen by Harlan Coben. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command as much as $175. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO GEORGE P. PELECANOS LIMITED EDITION TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1873567650. $100.00

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