The Smack

The Smack

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Rowan Petty is a conman down on his luck. He's flat broke, living out of cheap hotels, and wondering how it all went wrong. His car quits on him in Reno, and he takes a job there on the bottom rung of a lousy phone scam. When he's not swindling lonely widows, he tries to turn nickels into dimes at the poker table. One snowy night, he crosses paths with a sweet-talking hooker who's tired of the streets, and sparks fly. When an old friend of his turns up spreading a rumor about two million dollars in army money smuggled out of Afghanistan and stashed in an apartment in Los Angeles, it seems like a chance at the score of a lifetime. So Petty and the hooker head south, and straight into trouble. A wounded vet, a washed-up actor, and Petty's estranged daughter are all players in the dangerous game they find themselves caught up in. For the winner: a fortune. For the loser: a bullet to the head. -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
New York : Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017.
ISBN: 9780316327626
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 25 cm.


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Dec 21, 2018

Those who enjoy books by Richard Price and George Pelecanos will love this latest crime novel from Richard Lange. Nuanced, fascinating characters and a rich slice of contemporary American life. Plus a gripping story. Highly recommended.


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