Nothing in Her Way / River Girl

Nothing in Her Way / River Girl

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When Michael Belen runs into the cherubic con man named Wolford Charles in New Orleans, he has no idea he had just opened the door to his ex-wife Cathy. She and Charles and Judd Bolton are working a con on a man named Goodwin, who had been a partner with a contractor named Lachlan down in South America. Lachlan had worked a swindle which had wiped out Cathy and Michael's parents, and now as far as Cathy is concerned, it's payback time. From Goodwin to Lachlan, Belen commits himself to Cathy and her scheme. When a drug-addled gangster named Donnelly starts threatening her, Belen takes care of him. When Charles and Bolton try to work a double-cross, Cathy matches them with a cross of her own. They are the perfect team. Until they go up against Lachlan--and then all bets are off.


All deputy sheriff Jack Marshall wants to do is escape his troubles when he heads upriver for a little fishing. What he finds instead is Doris, who lives in a shack on a small island with her sullen husband, Roger Shevlin. Back in town, Marshall can't stop thinking about Doris, and keeps coming back to her shack while Shevlin is away, always looking for an excuse to visit. But Shevlin grows wise to his visits, and Marshall is forced to make a decision--to take Doris away or fight for her. Marshall's decision is complicated by the fact that Sheriff Buford and his office are coming under close scrutiny for graft. Somebody needs to disappear before it all blows up, and Marshall begins to hatch a scheme--if he can pull it off, he can escape with Doris and they can both have their freedom. But things are never as easy as they seem...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 193358663X
  • 9781933586632
  • 651,616

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"Relying on wit, humor and ingenious plotting, Williams's characters constantly attempt to outwit the system."-Woody Haut, Pulp Culture "His narrator is generally an ordinary, curiously amoral fellow fueled by greed and lust but curiously detached from his own crimes." -Geoffrey O'Brien, Hardboiled America "The best of all the Gold Medal writers."-Ed Gorman, The Big Book of Noir
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