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Literary
  • Author:
    Colin Harrison
  • ISBN:
    0312428936
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312428938
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  • Publisher:
    Picador; First edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Pages:
    176 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literary
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An honest lawyer, a Czech hand model, and a box of mysterious Christmas ornaments-each plays a part in Colin Harrison's compelling new intrigue George Young never thought of himself as a detective.

Risk' is a short novel by Colin Harrison about a New York insurance lawyer who's taken outside his comfort zone to investigate the last moments of a person involved in a fatal accident outside a bar. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Harrison's fleet seventh novel, originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine, follows an insurance attorney down a trail he wishes he'd never taken. Ten weeks after her son Roger is killed.

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Author: Colin Harrison Book: Risk. Colin Harrison discusses RISK at BEA 2009 (specifically: crime and society, writing women, writing in a time of risk, serialization, and the art of writing/reading)

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Harrison is the author of eight novels: Break and Enter (1990), Bodies Electric (1993), Manhattan Nocturne (1996), Afterburn (2000), The Havana Room (2004), The Finder (2008), Risk (2009), which was first published as a fifteen-part serial in The New York Times magazine in 2008, and You Belong to Me, published in June, 2017

Also by Colin Harrison. Manhattan Nocturne - A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

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One Friday he receives an unusual request from the elderly and ailing widow of Wilson Corbett, the founder of the firm George has worked for all his life.

An honest lawyer, a Czech hand model, and a box of mysterious Christmas ornaments-each plays a part in Colin Harrison's compelling new intrigue George Young never thought of himself as a detective, but that’s pretty much his vocation-an attorney at a top insurance firm, it’s his job to pin down suspicious claims. But Mrs. Corbett, the rich, eccentric wife of the firm’s founder, has it in mind to put George’s skills to a peculiar assignment. With only a few months left to live, her one desire is to know the true circumstance of her son Roger’s violent death.

An honest lawyer, a Czech hand model, and a box of mysterious Christmas ornaments--each plays a part in Colin Harrison's compelling new intrigueGeorge Young never thought of himself as a detective, but that's pretty much his vocation--an attorney at a top insurance firm, it's his job to pin down suspicious claims. But Mrs. Corbett, the rich, eccentric wife of the firm's founder, has it in mind to put George's skills to a peculiar assignment. With only a few months left to live, her one desire is to know the true circumstance of her son Roger's violent death. George's investigation leads him to Roger's mistress, a cagey Czech hand model named Eliska, who can cast a seductive spell simply by removing her gloves.

Did Eliska's motives for latching on to Roger get him killed? Or did some of her shadowy and dangerous little friends take care of the job? And why were there boxes and boxes of Christmas ornaments in the dead man's apartment? George will have to take a few chances of his own if he wants to get to the bottom of Roger's death for Mrs. Corbett.

Set against a volatile and vividly drawn Manhattan, Risk is prime Colin Harrison.


fr0mTheSkY
This book is paperback with the cover attached like a hardback and the pages are all uneven with a rough finish. It's suprisingly thin and the cover flaps make great book marks while reading. The story is interesting and well written as are all of Colin Harrison's books. An older woman, the widow of a deceased and successful insurance owner, requests one of the young men at the firm meet with her about a matter. She wants him to investigate the death of her son who was struck by a city bus, before she succumbs to an aging and failing heart. The son's death seems accidental and the official report supports that conclusion, but the mother wants to know why her son was in a bar and why was he in a neighborhood where he shouldn't have been? Of course as the insurance guy investigates he finds there is more to this than meets the eye and we are drawn into the mystery of what really happened. There are some surprises along the way, a mysterious scandanavian hand model who wears gloves everywhere with ties to the Russian mob who the son was apparently involved with, and an unlikely treasure the Russian mob is willing to kill for. Top off all that with a twist surprise ending and you have a smart and entertaining novel. Enjoy.
Uickabrod
Colin Harrison for my money is one helluva' writer. And, money is the root of all evil and this novel indulges in money- who has it, how they got it and how it flows. This 200 page book was one of the better reads. It is a mystery wound around an every day man trying to be a decent man. As the New York Times says, "This is one of those novels that outdoes Garrison Keillor's 'Guy Noir'."

George Young, a simple name for a man all of us would like to know. He is a lawyer in a firm that practices insurance law. He has lived an exemplary life in NYC- worked hard as a young student, got decent grades at a private school, was a good son to his parents, mom and step-dad, went to law school and now has a successful job in his firm. It has afforded him the nice apartment on the West Side, a wife who is smarter than he is, works hard and loves him, and a daughter who went to the best schools.

And, here is his, involved in one hell of a mess. The wife of the founding father of the law firm, Wilson Corbett, has called him to her home. She wants a favor, she needs someone to investigate the reason for her son, Roger Corbett's death. The death was an accident, that she is sure of. But, before Roger was killed in the accident, he spent four hours in a bar. What was he doing there, she wants to know. George is indebted to Wilson Corbett, he gave him his this wonderful opportunity at the firm. So, he takes on this job, much to his wife's chagrin. And, he steps into the mess I have talked about. He meets the ex-girlfriend, a Czech hand model, the ex-wife, several unsavory people associated with Roger only by '6 degrees of separation', and several old friends of Wilson Corbett. This, George Young, is an intelligent detective and has street smarts. He is able to uncover that which he might wish he had left undone. On the way to this discovery, he raises questions about himself and what he is all about. Sounds like an interesting read, does it not?

This novel brings us to many places in NYC, to the Old Print Shop on Lexington, the American Legion fields near J.F.K., an Elizabeth Street bar, the diamond district and the apartments of the rich and the not so well off. It brings us questions we might ask ourselves, and we find some answers we might not have known. It is an extraordinary simple novel that opens our world and our minds. It is a Risk we might not have taken if not for Colin Harrison.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 10-19-09

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I think that years ago I had read and enjoyed Risk. Colin Harrison is a writer whom I enjoy, and, since it is a short novel, I decided to read it again. First of all, I had not read it. And when I did, I barely enjoyed it. There's some tedious stuff here, and I could easily have done without it. But my bottom line is who cares? I realize that you may not care about my little review. That's okay. But, if you don't have time to waste. Don't say that I didn't warn you!
Mayno
Not my favorite book by this author, but still a good read. Check out Afterburn, Havana Room, or Manhattan Nocturne for his best work.
Celore
Good story with twists and turns. Well written and good plot development. Would make a good film! I recommend reading it if you like Mysteries without any sex or violence.
Felolv
I have read all of Mr Harrisons work and have been both horrified and chilled by his plotting. I avoided this minor work because of its NYT history but finally I picked it up and enjoyed it a lot.
Another writer whose work, or pages, occasionally catch fire and make you wonder if he still has one long magnum opus. I will keep hoping!
SARAND
Well written and entertaining. I recommend it!
Quite liked the book, wanted more of the story. Hope C Harrison keeps on writing like this one. S. Hunt