Author(s): Stephen Donaldson
Mick 'Brew' Axbrewder lost his licence as a private investigator after he accidentally shot his brother, and so now works in partnership with a tough P.I., Ginny Fistoulari. His on-off relationship with Ginny used to involve her trying to keep him sober enough to help her solve cases, but since she lost her hand in an explosion, which Brew blames himself for, Ginny has changed and Brew doesn't know how to help her. Fortunately for both of them, a call from Reg Haskell gives them something new to focus on. Haskell is chief accountant at a bank which disguises itself as an ice-cream parlour. A cheat and a womaniser, he's got himself involved in some very nasty business, with some very nasty people. And he needs Brew and Ginny to protect him. But once they start wading through the countless lies and bodies, they begin to realise how messy things can get...
"The settings ring true, and the characters have depth." - "Booklist "on "The Man Who Risked His Partner" "As he's done so vividly with Thomas Covenant, Donaldson uses Axbrewder as a vehicle to demonstrate that people, even at their lowest and most wretched, can find transcendence through community, concentration, and disciplined self-cultivation." - "Boulder Camera" (Colorado) on "The Man Who Fought Alone"
Stephen Donaldson lived in India for 13 years with his father, a medical missionary, who worked extensively with lepers; it was here that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. He was awarded the JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD AS BEST WRITER OF THE YEAR for THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, THE UNBELIEVER, which, with the sequel trilogy, became instant bestsellers. He is also the author of the fantasy duology Mordant's Need, the SF epic quintet The Gap, and a number of mysteries originally written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. He won the WORLD FANTASY AWARD in 2000.