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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156035596
  • 9780156035590
  • 2,167,773

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One of Stephen King s "must-reads for summer" (Entertainment Weekly)



A New York Times Notable Crime Book



An aging but formidable strip club owner, Claudiu "Manco" Kapak, is robbed as he places his cash receipts in a bank s night-deposit box. Enraged, he sends his henchmen out to find a suspect who is spending lots of cash and is too new to Los Angeles to realize he s stolen from a gangster. Their search leads to Joe Carver, an innocent who evades capture and sets out to make Kapak wish he d chosen someone else. Meanwhile, the real culprit, Jefferson Davis Falkins, and his girlfriend Carrie seem to believe they ve found a whole new profession: robbing Manco Kapak.



Lieutenant Nick Slosser, the 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 odd series of difficulties explodes into a triple killing, Carver finds himself in the middle of a gang war over Kapak s empire, while Falkins and Carrie journey into territory more strange and violent than either had imagined.



"An amazingly entertaining crime novel." Chicago Sun-Times, Favorite Books of the Year



"Pure, unadulterated fun, sure to please not only the many fans of this master craftsman but also lovers of imaginative, character-driven thrillers." Library Journal



An Indie Next List Notable



THOMAS PERRY is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the best-selling novels Death Benefits and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for best novel. He won the Edgar Award for The Butcher s Boy, Metzger s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Nightlife was a New York Times bestseller."
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2 7% (114)
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