The Smack

Gritty and gripping LA noir

A novel about family, adventure, and the art of the con from acclaimed crime writer Richard Lange.

Randall Petty is down on his luck. He hasn´t run a successful con in years, and now he´s working for his dead best friend´s brat of a son, living out of a hotel and scamming the elderly. He hasn´t spoken to his daughter Sam in years and he´s never met his grandchild. At 55, Petty has begun to worry that this is it. Maybe his luck has finally run out.

When an old friend shows up out of the blue with the craziest, most ridiculous scheme to get his hands on five million dollars, Petty is quick to write him off. But the brat he´s working for is just getting more demanding. And the money is in Los Angeles - where his daughter lives. If he could just get some of that money, he´d finally be able to quit the con game for good and "retire" in peace.

Accompanied by a charming prostitute - who goes by Tinafey - on the run from her violent ex, Petty heads to L.A. But little do they know that someone is tailing them, and they´re in for the ride of their lives.

Richard Lange is the author of the short story collection Dead Boys and the novel This Wicked World and ANGEL BABY. His stories have appeared in the Sun, the Iowa Review and Best American Mystery Sstories, and as part of the Atlantic Monthly´s Fiction for Kindle series. He was the 2008 recipient of the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 11.07.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4447-9004-7
Verlag Hodder and Stoughton Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 15,6/23,4/2,9 cm
Gewicht 476 g
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