Skipping the bit in the setup to put the books onto the device was a good idea. This tells us the book has come from Kobo somehow. You can put epubs into the Kobo desktop app by dropping them on the apps screen. It has been a while since I did this, and I don't remember what happens when you do a sync.
After the uninstall, did you remove the Kobo database on the PC? It's possible this has the bad book details and is keeping it around.
In any case, could I get a copy of the database from the device and the PC? I would like to look at them to see if I can work out what is up. They will be a few meg in size, so if you can upload them somewhere I can get them from, or PM me for my email address.