Wild Thing

Wild Thing

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Grand Central Pub
It's hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers-not to mention the occasional lake monster-are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

Facing new and old monsters alike, Dr. Brnwa's story continues in this darkly funny and lightning-paced follow up to Josh Bazell's bestselling debut.

Baker & Taylor
Pietro Brnwa, operating under the pseudonym Dr. Peter Brown for his own safety, accompanies a paleontologist on a horrible field assignment and faces murderers, mobsters, drug dealers, and a lake monster.

Hachette Book Group
It's hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers-not to mention the occasional lake monster-are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

Facing new and old monsters alike, Dr. Brnwa's story continues in this darkly funny and lightning-paced follow up to Josh Bazell's bestselling debut.

Baker
& Taylor

In this follow up to Beat the Reaper, Pietro Brnwa, operating under the pseudonym Dr. Peter Brown for his own safety, accompanies a paleontologist on a horrible field assignment and faces murderers, mobsters, drug dealers and a lake monster. 75,000 first printing.
When a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, a.k.a. Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers--not to mention a lake monster--are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Books / Little, Brown and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316032193
0316032190
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAZELL
Characteristics: 388 p

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looper46
Nov 26, 2014

Not quite as good as 1st book, but still alot of fun. Always fun when Sarah Palin is lampooned. elewep is right; put your disbelief hat on. BTW, writer used to be SF M.D., don't know if he is still area.

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elewep
Mar 03, 2013

The main character is still as engaging as he was in the first book in the series, Beat the Reaper. The story is a little more far fetched in this one though, so put your suspension of disbelief hats on. I did enjoy it though and would still recommend it.

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klwallen
Jun 18, 2012

Fun summer read. Second in series.

Cdnbookworm Apr 15, 2012

I loved Bazell's first book, Beat the Reaper, and was looking forward to the continuing saga of Pietro Brnwa, former hitman and now doctor in the witness protection program. Here, under the name Lionel Azimuth, he starts the novel working as a doctor on a cruise ship, an unhappy existence. Then he gets asked by a reclusive billionaire to go to a remote lake in the Boundary Waters area between Minnesota and Manitoba to see if the rumours of a legendary water creature are true. His job is to protect Violet Hurst, a paleontologist also on the trip. Violet is a character to love, outspoken and self-assured. Azimuth is drawn to her, but remembers what happened to his last girlfriend and is less than eager to get involved with someone.
He is also a bit nervous around water, given his recent experiences in the previous novel. But he is also tired of constantly looking over his shoulder, wondering when someone will have found his trail again.
The story of the water creature is an interesting one, with lots of things going on, some interesting characters making an appearance, and constant surprises.
But Bazell offers more. Following the novel action is an article by Violet on global warming and the possibility tipping point. Then following that, is a section on Bazell's sources for everything going on here, from politics to the environment, science to pop culture. Bazell is a man with varied interests and strong curiosity along with high intelligence and that comes out here.
Yes, a great thriller, but so, so much more.

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kubux96
Mar 24, 2012

Not as good as his first. Snarky and mean, but still funny. Gotta love someone who has Sarah Palin in a boat with a sword attempting to slay the serpent from the garden of eden in a Minnesota lake.

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