The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza: Bernie Rhodenbarr Series, Book 4

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2097 is a transformed world. Thirty years earlier, a mysterious plague wiped out 97 percent of the male population, devastating every world system from governments to sports teams, and causing both universal and unimaginable grief. In the face of such massive despair, women were forced to take over control of the planet--and in doing so they eliminated all of Earth's most pressing issues. Poverty, crime, warfare, hunger . . . all gone. But there's a price to pay for this new "utopia," which fourteen-year-old Kellen is all too familiar with. Every day, he deals with life as part of a tiny minority that is purposefully kept subservient and small in numbers. His career choices and relationship options are severely limited and controlled. He also lives under the threat of scattered recurrences of the plague, which seem to pop up wherever small pockets of men begin to regroup and grow in numbers. And then one day, his mother's boss, an iconic political figure, shows up at his home. Kellen overhears something he shouldn't--another outbreak seems to be headed for Afterlight, the rural community where his father and a small group of men live separately from the female-dominated society. Along with a few other suspicious events, like the mysterious disappearances of Kellen's progressive teacher and his Aunt Paige, Kellen is starting to wonder whether the plague recurrences are even accidental. No matter what the truth is, Kellen cares only about one thing--he has to save his father.
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Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr doesn't generally get philosophical about his criminal career. He's good at it, it's addictively exciting -- and it pays a whole lot better than pushing old tomes. He steals therefore he is, period.

He might well ponder, however, the deeper meaning of events at the luxurious Chelsea brownstone of Herb and Wanda Colcannon, which is apparently burgled three times on the night Bernie breaks in: once before his visit and once after. Fortunately he still manages to lift some fair jewelry and an extremely valuable coin. Unfortunately burglar or burglars number three leave Herb unconscious and Wanda dead . . . and the cops think Rhodenbarr dunnit.

There's no time to get all existential about it -- especially after the coin vanishes and the fence fencing it meets with a most severe end. But Bernie is going to have to do some deep thinking to find a way out of this homicidal conundrum.

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series Bernie Rhodenbarr, Wheeler large print book
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subject_facet Detective and mystery fiction, Large type books, Rhodenbarr, Bernie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Thieves -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
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title The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza Bernie Rhodenbarr Series, Book 4
title_display The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza
title_full The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza Bernie Rhodenbarr Series, Book 4, The burglar who studied Spinoza [text (large print)] / Lawrence Block
title_short The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza
title_sort Burglar Who Studied Spinoza Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 04
title_sub Bernie Rhodenbarr Series, Book 4
topic Fiction, Mystery, Rhodenbarr, Bernie (Fictitious character) Fiction, Thieves New York (State) New York Fiction
topic_facet Fiction, Mystery, Rhodenbarr, Bernie (Fictitious character), Thieves