Full Tilt

Full Tilt

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  • Audio cassette
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Audio Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0753117908
  • 9780753117903

Review Text

The cracking pace, fresh twists and constant wisecracking of Full Tilt will not disappoint Evanovich fans, although this entertaining crime novel is not one of her Stephanie Plum escapades. It starts with an odd tiff between Max Holt and the witty and sarcastic 'Muffin'. Soon it emerges that Muffin is Max's own creation - a high-powered computer intelligence with voice-recognition technology 'and a sassy personality to match'. Muffin, programmed with a Marilyn Monroe-type sexy voice, can get past any 'firewall' of classified information. Max is the perfect post-modern superhero - devastatingly handsome, incredibly rich, brilliantly talented, he loves many women, but hates commitment. He is zooming into an American small town because his sister Deedee (cue humour with her frequent facelifts, gay personal trainer and pet dog Choo-Choo) has an ex-wrestler husband who is now running for mayor, and he has been receiving disturbing hate mail. This is not surprising, since thousands of dollars of public money has disappeared, and he has vowed to clean up and investigate. So Max comes to the rescue. Of course there has to be a woman to be a match for the miraculous Max, and her name is Jamie, the owner of the failing local newspaper (cue wacky newspaper staff). Pity she's engaged to a safe and boring lawyer, whose top-drawer mother is arranging an enormous society wedding for them. Throw in a one-eyed Vietnam-crazed war veteran called Swampy Dog and more weird, crooked and dodgy characters, and watch as there are repeated attempts on Max's life, foiled by luck or his knowledge of high explosives or his prowess at judo. No matter what the danger, the characters keep up the witty dialogue, and there is no risk of taking it too seriously. You can be sure that the villainous mastermind is the one person you don't suspect, and that the debonair Max and the lovestruck Jamie finally head off to Tennessee to delve into further sinister connections, perhaps leaving the way open for another Max Holt- Muffin -Jamie adventure. It's light, ingenious fun, and won't keep you awake at night. (Kirkus UK)show more