Whiplash River
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Whiplash River

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"Like Carl Hiaasen, Berney delights in the cartoonish. Like Elmore Leonard, he can drive a plot. What sets him apart is how well he evokes love, making the romance...as compelling as the mystery."
--Boston Globe

Lou Berney immediately earned a seat of honor at the mystery masters' table with his crackling caper novel, Gutshot Straight--a lightning-fast, fiendishly clever suspenser that screamed for a sequel. And here it is. Former professional wheel man Charles "Shake" Bouchon is back, living in the Caribbean paradise of Belize with his lawless past far behind him--until a gunshot tears through his beachside restaurant and he's on the run again. A twisting tale filled with lawmen, con men, and hit men; a beautiful but deadly FBI agent; and a murderous thug named Baby Jesus, Whiplash River recalls the best of the off-the-wall crime fiction impresarios--Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Robert Ferrigno, Tim Dorsey--while establishing its own unique orbit in the noir universe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062115286
  • 9780062115287
  • 886,899

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Having left his life of crime behind, former getaway driver Charles "Shake" Bouchon has finally realized the dream of owning his own restaurant in Belize. Unfortunately, to do so he's had to go deep in debt to a murderous local drug lord named Baby Jesus. And when Shake thwarts an attempted hit on an elderly customer named Quinn, things go from bad to worse.

Next thing Shake knows, his restaurant's gone up in flames and he's on the run from Baby Jesus, two freelance assassins, and a beautiful but ferocious FBI agent. Out of options, Shake has to turn to the mysterious Quinn for help. Suddenly Shake's up to his neck in a dangerous score that he'll never pull off unless he can convince an even more dangerous ex-girlfriend to join him.

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original Novel
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Review quote

"A delirious caper in the spirit of Hiaasen and Leonard."--The Barnes & Noble Review
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Rating details

730 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 20% (146)
4 40% (292)
3 33% (242)
2 5% (40)
1 1% (10)
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