The Main

The Main

by Trevanian
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The Main by Trevanian

The Main is Montreal’s teeming underworld, where the dark streets echo with cries in a dozen languages, with the quick footsteps of thieves and the whispers of prostitutes. It is a world where violence and brutality are a way of life. To the people of the Main, police lieutenant Claude LaPointe is judge and jury, father confessor and avenging angel. Montreal’s police force has changed over time, but LaPointe has not. His commitment to justice is total, as is his devotion to the Main and its underworld community. But when a cold-blooded murderer invades LaPointe’s territory, he is forced to examine his long-held beliefs and secrets and to confront his own loneliness and mortality. With a cast of unforgettable supporting characters and an unusual and remarkable hero, The Main is another gripping tale of death and danger, of action and mystery, by the incomparable Trevanian.

Look for these other Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, Shibumi, and The Summer of Katya.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400098231
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 07/26/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 659,634
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Trevanian’s books have been translated into more than fourteen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in the French Basque mountains. His new novel, The Crazyladies of Pearl Street, is now available in hardcover. Visit his website at trevanian.com.

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The Main 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read approximately 35 titles per year, and read my first Trevanian novel last year. These are novels of a different style; a throw back to character definition, plot extension, and the ability to place the reader into the time and location of the story. While not exciting (like Patterson, Sandford or Connelly), Trevanian has the talent that transports the reader into the novel; you learn about the characters, their thoughts and their lives. I would put this novel in the category of Updike and Irving. In only 325 pages, Trevanian develops complex characters that you feel for and understand. The plot, though well thought out and nicely presented, is not what brings you back to keep reading; it's the characters do that. If you're looking for a quick, non-thinking book for the beach, keep looking. However, if you are tired of the same old stuff, give it try.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
good to see a book that revolves entirely about a character.it is sad, funny, poignant, i guess is the word.you really want to see what will happen at the end. lapointe and his apprentice give the book the needed humor, though dark, but entirely appropriate. the dialogue rings true. comes highly recommended.