A bracing and ingeniously cast L.A. crime novel from Edgar Award-winner Thomas Perry An aging but formidable strip club owner, Claudiu "Manco" Kapak, is robbed by a masked gunman as he places his cash receipts in a bank's night-deposit box. Enraged, he sends out half a dozen security men to find the witless culprit. Their search leads them to Joe Carver, an innocent but hardly defenseless newcomer who evades capture and sets out to make Kapak wish he'd targeted someone else. Meanwhile, the real burglar, Jefferson Davis Falkins, and his new girlfriend Carrie seem to believe they've found a whole new profession: robbing Manco Kapak. Lieutenant Nick Slosser, the police detective in charge of the puzzling and increasingly violent case, has his own troubles, including worries about how he's going to afford to send the oldest child of each of his two bigamous marriages to college without making their mothers suspicious. As this strange series of events explodes into a triple killing, Carver finds himself in the middle of a brewing gang war over Kapak's little empire, while Falkins and Carrie journey into territory more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.
- Hardback | 344 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
- 13 May 2010
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
- New York, NY, United States
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Praise for Thomas Perry and "Strip: " "Perry is the master, and "Strip" is a slice of pure crime nirvana. You will not want to put it down. You will not want it to end. You will be very, very entertained."--Josh Bazell, author of "Beat the Reaper" "Nobody writes thrillers like Thomas Perry . . . His books are unpredictable, action-packed, and fueled by a cynical wit and observant eye for detail."--"San Francisco Chronicle """ "Perry is a master of suspense."--"Associated Press"