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Whiplash River [Reading] ➻ Whiplash River By Lou Berney – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 d 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 worseNext 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 dangerous ex girlfriend to join him.


10 thoughts on “Whiplash River

  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    This is the second very entertaining novel from Lou Berney featuring Charles Shake Bouchon, who first appeared in Gutshot Straight in 2010 Shake is a former wheel man and ex con who s determined to put his checkered past behind him He s made his way to the Caribbean paradise of Belize and realized his life long dream of opening a restaurant It s a lot of work, and building a successful enterprise like this takes time and money To make ends meet, Shake has borrowed money from a violent drug This is the second very entertaining novel from Lou Berney featuring Charles Shake Bouchon, who first appeared in Gutshot Straight in 2010 Shake is a former wheel man and ex con who s determined to put his checkered past behind him He s made his way to the Caribbean paradise of Belize and realized his life long dream of opening a restaurant It s a lot of work, and building a successful enterprise like this takes time and money To make ends meet, Shake has borrowed money from a violent drug lord known as Baby Jesus He s in danger of missing his next payment, and this could lead to serious problems But this restaurant is a labor of love, and Shake couldn t be happier until one night a gunman barges into the restaurant in the middle of the dinner hour and attempts to shoot an elderly customer Shake intervenes and saves the customer, breaking the gunman s nose in the process But in doing so, he effectively blows up his own island dreams and puts himself in considerable jeopardy.The assassin s target is a gentleman of the old school named Quinn who appears to have stepped directly out of the pages of a Ross Thomas novel and onto the stage in this book He claims to have been involved in nefarious adventures in various parts of the world over the years Maybe he was with the C.I.A maybe he was on the other side of the law maybe both It s not exactly clear.Quinn attempts to enlist Shake in his next grand scheme and, against his better judgement, Shake agrees What follows is an excellent adventure that sounds like a mash up of El Leonard and the aforementioned Mr Thomas There s action galore, exotic locales, interesting and very dangerous adversaries, and even better some interesting and very dangerous women It s a lot of fun and a worthy sequel to Gutshot Straight, although any reader contemplating this book would certainly want to read Gutshot first.Lou Berney won the coveted Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for his novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, and he s clearly a rising star in the crime fiction field The guy can t write books fast enough to suit me, and any fan of crime fiction who hasn t yet discovered him will be very happy to make his acquaintance


  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    Ten hours flat, start to finish Ten hours and I stopped to eat lunch and to eat dinner and that was the problem Both were food that took both hands and how could I eat but also keep reading If I really, really liked Gutshot Straight, I loved loved loved this one This guy is hang with me here the William Gay to El Leonard s Cormac McCarthy At first glance, he s got El s language, he s onto the master s tricks But any look closer and it s not even close to imitation It s not even h Ten hours flat, start to finish Ten hours and I stopped to eat lunch and to eat dinner and that was the problem Both were food that took both hands and how could I eat but also keep reading If I really, really liked Gutshot Straight, I loved loved loved this one This guy is hang with me here the William Gay to El Leonard s Cormac McCarthy At first glance, he s got El s language, he s onto the master s tricks But any look closer and it s not even close to imitation It s not even homage It may be a debt owed but he s doing something so completely his own, from his own heart and guts, it s in another zipcode.And this zipcode is my zipcode, you better believe it There are Shake and Quinn who joke about Faulkner and Don Quixote and Ten Wanted Men Baby faced crime bosses named Baby Jesus who read The Four Hour Workweek to decide if they should shoot their gun thug for putting a scratch on their boat There s twists and flips and triple crosses and I laughed out loud and chewed my nails and held my breath and got choked up until I had to look away and blink to see the page The crackling chemistry Shake had with Gina is missing but you don t even notice until the halfway mark and holy shit, the hot blue spark is back Then it s just two Evinrude motors, full bore, breakneck Plus this time, there s a lady Fed with a SIG Sauer and Cairo, Egypt and Terry and Meg, my darling Meg The plot s a little tighter The love s a little deeper There s bullshit by the metric ton but all the earnestness a heart can hold and there s not a trace of anything ironic or detached within a square mile Everybody s self aware and badass and scared shitless and bold and smart and dumb and funny and unexpectedly deep, all of my favorite things in a person Like El said, a sequel s got to be better than the original or it s not gonna work This one proved the first one wasn t a fluke Now I just wish Berney s catalog was already sixty deep so I could read so muchP.S Nice with the hat tip to Ted Griffin via Shake and Gina s bit on the writer of Ocean s Eleven The one with Sinatra, you mean Re read September 2013 I was going to read this a second time, longer and slower this time I guess I did It lasted two days So then I tried a third time and finally did it, taking a whole week to savor the fun I wouldn t even know how to explain how to push all my buttons, but boy, this sure does Quinn and Meg and Terry and Shake and Gina I could grab this book and pick a chapter, any chapter, any time I want to brighten my day.It s goddamn delightful It might be one of the books I read most this year


  3. Still Still says:

    Can I rate this six stars Is that permissible I m wrung out after that last 40 or so pages.Lou Berney is such an awe inspiring writer long time, no Dutch.12 star rating.This novel is a sequel to Lou Berney s Gutshot Straight.As much as I enjoyed that particular novel, Whiplash River A Novel is even better.It s not necessary to have read that first entry in the series.This is an international heist crme caper with numerous killings.Starts in Belize, ends in Cairo.Amazing cast of memorable c Can I rate this six stars Is that permissible I m wrung out after that last 40 or so pages.Lou Berney is such an awe inspiring writer long time, no Dutch.12 star rating.This novel is a sequel to Lou Berney s Gutshot Straight.As much as I enjoyed that particular novel, Whiplash River A Novel is even better.It s not necessary to have read that first entry in the series.This is an international heist crme caper with numerous killings.Starts in Belize, ends in Cairo.Amazing cast of memorable characters almost all of whom could have strolled out of a middle era El Leonard novel.Fast moving, brilliantly funny dialogue, suspenseful, and action packed.Might be my favorite read of 2016.Highest Possible Recommendation


  4. Tom Swift Tom Swift says:

    Berney is shooting up my list of favorite authors Shake is an ex con who opened his own restaurant in Belize Things are ok until his place is blown up, and Baby Jesus, his drug dealing loan shark wants his money Think of Get Shorty as an example.


  5. Carol Evans Carol Evans says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Whiplash River by Lou Berney It made me gasp and smile It s a romp, a caper, a slightly mad cap thriller Opening line The view from the veranda was a killer A sugar sand beach, palm trees, the Caribbean glittering beneath a full moon A wooden pier curved out over the water, with a thatch covered palapa perched at the end Straight off a postcard Shake had bought the Sunset Breezethan two years ago You d think he wouldn t even notice the view any , but he di I thoroughly enjoyed Whiplash River by Lou Berney It made me gasp and smile It s a romp, a caper, a slightly mad cap thriller Opening line The view from the veranda was a killer A sugar sand beach, palm trees, the Caribbean glittering beneath a full moon A wooden pier curved out over the water, with a thatch covered palapa perched at the end Straight off a postcard Shake had bought the Sunset Breezethan two years ago You d think he wouldn t even notice the view any , but he did Every single time he stepped onto the veranda of the restatuant, his restaurrant, that was still his first though Straight off a postcard Shake s an ex con who is trying to go straight Unfortunatley, Shake s one of those loveable guys that fate just seems to want to screw with, of course, his own decisions don t help Shake s Bad Ideas 1.Going in debt to the local drug lord, Baby Jesus, to open his restaurant Baby Jesus wants paid, and he wants paid on time Tough to do when when your restaurant goes up in flames 2.Turning to Quinn, an elderly man who is full of stories, when you re in trouble After all, he almost got killed in the middle of your restaurant and now the assassins are after you too, along with a gorgeous FBI agent who wants to nail your former employer, the Armenian mob 3.Agreeing to a major score, stealing a historical American artifact currently in a collection in Egypt, conned into the heist by Quinn 4.Bringing in your dangerous, and very attractive ex girlfriend to help with above score After all it s impossible without her, isn t it Yeah, not the best choices, but it does make for a great novel, where events just keep spinning farther and farther out of Shake s control You have to love Shake, he s charming, handsome, one of the good guy crooks Quinn is a mysterious man, you don t know how much of his stories to believe, but you know he s bound to get Shake into trouble And Gina, the ex, is a strong woman, smart, lovely, better prepared for life than Shake by far, and Berney plays with the romantic connection well Not only do you want Shake and Gina to pull off the score without getting caught, you want them back together by the end Exotic locales, a larger than life cast of characters, a fast paced plot and snappy dialogue made this my favorite read of the summer so far It made me laugh and cringe, a good combo


  6. Melanie Melanie says:

    I m physically exhausted after reading this hellish good follow up spree all the way to the pyramids.Love the Shakes Gina team and all the new brazen, crazy, loveable characters zowee Meg aka Peppermint Patty, big smile Evelyn, chatty Harry and batshit Babb Tough Meg deserves to lead next and maybe Jasper can help a gal out Back to being exhausted the reader is never in on the con and you can t guess quick enough, the author has so many balls in the air and he s a consummate juggler He I m physically exhausted after reading this hellish good follow up spree all the way to the pyramids.Love the Shakes Gina team and all the new brazen, crazy, loveable characters zowee Meg aka Peppermint Patty, big smile Evelyn, chatty Harry and batshit Babb Tough Meg deserves to lead next and maybe Jasper can help a gal out Back to being exhausted the reader is never in on the con and you can t guess quick enough, the author has so many balls in the air and he s a consummate juggler Heart pounding, belly aching fun Highly recommend


  7. Daniel Villines Daniel Villines says:

    From cover to cover, Whiplash River is completely entertaining It grabs your attention from the start with an exotic destination that happens to be one my favorite places the Caribbean Then the book pulls you in, willingly, with its wonderful characters Each one is different and unique, butto the point, each one is real in terms of their individual hopes, regrets, and personalities There are no favorites, which makes switching between storylines a real pleasure As you leave one chara From cover to cover, Whiplash River is completely entertaining It grabs your attention from the start with an exotic destination that happens to be one my favorite places the Caribbean Then the book pulls you in, willingly, with its wonderful characters Each one is different and unique, butto the point, each one is real in terms of their individual hopes, regrets, and personalities There are no favorites, which makes switching between storylines a real pleasure As you leave one character s story, the next character in line is enthusiastically received.Based on the above, you might believe that this is a character driven book However, the plot drives this story in that there is never a dull moment It s an extraordinary find to come across a book that provides deliciously interesting characters that are entwined within a captivating plot, but be assured, this is one of those books


  8. Gram Gram says:

    Former getaway car driver Charles Shake Bouchon is back for the 2nd in the Shake Bouchon series This time, he s left his con artist lover Gina and opened a restaurant in Belize He s already in debt to a nasty drug dealer called Baby Jesus and then his restaurant gets blown up This happened just as he was getting friendly with an American tourist called Evelyn who turns out to be an FBI agent who wants him to snitch on the Armenian gang he used to work for back in the USA Confused You r Former getaway car driver Charles Shake Bouchon is back for the 2nd in the Shake Bouchon series This time, he s left his con artist lover Gina and opened a restaurant in Belize He s already in debt to a nasty drug dealer called Baby Jesus and then his restaurant gets blown up This happened just as he was getting friendly with an American tourist called Evelyn who turns out to be an FBI agent who wants him to snitch on the Armenian gang he used to work for back in the USA Confused You really need to keep your wits about you as the convoluted plot unfolds Meanwhile, two freelance assassins, Meg and Terry, are out to kill an elderly American called Quinn who Terry shot at in Shake s restaurant just before the explosion wrecked it Because Shake saved his life, Quinn who may have worked for the CIA in the past lets him in on a deal to steal the speech that saved former US President s Teddy Roosevelt s life It s a long story one of many that Quinn relates as he an Shake flee Belize via Mexico and San Fransisco before heading off to Egypt, where that Roosevelt speech is Along the way, Shake gets back with the gorgeous Gina to help with the scam he and Quinn have planned Gina s not too happy about having been dumped and you just know she s going to make Shake suffer for it even though she possibly still loves him but agrees to help out Now Shake, who if he s honest is still in love with Gina, is being hunted by Baby Jesus, Meg and Terry and that attractive FBI agent called Evelyn Oh yes, and there s another assassin who someone s hired to make sure everything goes to plan, although you just know that s not going to happen Despite this convoluted scenario, Lou Berney effortlessly pulls all the various plot threads together to bring the story to an action packed ending Another fun tale with larger than life characters from a writer who really knows how to tell a story Recommended


  9. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    2 20 15 Free onfree on Nook 2 20 15 Free onfree on Nook


  10. Kirk Smith Kirk Smith says:

    Tone pitch perfect Tempo driving Enjoyment 10 One of the most enjoyable books of this year Great plot and adventure, lovable criminal characters Recommend Everyone.


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10 thoughts on “Whiplash River

  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    This is the second very entertaining novel from Lou Berney featuring Charles Shake Bouchon, who first appeared in Gutshot Straight in 2010 Shake is a former wheel man and ex con who s determined to put his checkered past behind him He s made his way to the Caribbean paradise of Belize and realized his life long dream of opening a restaurant It s a lot of work, and building a successful enterprise like this takes time and money To make ends meet, Shake has borrowed money from a violent drug This is the second very entertaining novel from Lou Berney featuring Charles Shake Bouchon, who first appeared in Gutshot Straight in 2010 Shake is a former wheel man and ex con who s determined to put his checkered past behind him He s made his way to the Caribbean paradise of Belize and realized his life long dream of opening a restaurant It s a lot of work, and building a successful enterprise like this takes time and money To make ends meet, Shake has borrowed money from a violent drug lord known as Baby Jesus He s in danger of missing his next payment, and this could lead to serious problems But this restaurant is a labor of love, and Shake couldn t be happier until one night a gunman barges into the restaurant in the middle of the dinner hour and attempts to shoot an elderly customer Shake intervenes and saves the customer, breaking the gunman s nose in the process But in doing so, he effectively blows up his own island dreams and puts himself in considerable jeopardy.The assassin s target is a gentleman of the old school named Quinn who appears to have stepped directly out of the pages of a Ross Thomas novel and onto the stage in this book He claims to have been involved in nefarious adventures in various parts of the world over the years Maybe he was with the C.I.A maybe he was on the other side of the law maybe both It s not exactly clear.Quinn attempts to enlist Shake in his next grand scheme and, against his better judgement, Shake agrees What follows is an excellent adventure that sounds like a mash up of El Leonard and the aforementioned Mr Thomas There s action galore, exotic locales, interesting and very dangerous adversaries, and even better some interesting and very dangerous women It s a lot of fun and a worthy sequel to Gutshot Straight, although any reader contemplating this book would certainly want to read Gutshot first.Lou Berney won the coveted Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for his novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, and he s clearly a rising star in the crime fiction field The guy can t write books fast enough to suit me, and any fan of crime fiction who hasn t yet discovered him will be very happy to make his acquaintance

  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    Ten hours flat, start to finish Ten hours and I stopped to eat lunch and to eat dinner and that was the problem Both were food that took both hands and how could I eat but also keep reading If I really, really liked Gutshot Straight, I loved loved loved this one This guy is hang with me here the William Gay to El Leonard s Cormac McCarthy At first glance, he s got El s language, he s onto the master s tricks But any look closer and it s not even close to imitation It s not even h Ten hours flat, start to finish Ten hours and I stopped to eat lunch and to eat dinner and that was the problem Both were food that took both hands and how could I eat but also keep reading If I really, really liked Gutshot Straight, I loved loved loved this one This guy is hang with me here the William Gay to El Leonard s Cormac McCarthy At first glance, he s got El s language, he s onto the master s tricks But any look closer and it s not even close to imitation It s not even homage It may be a debt owed but he s doing something so completely his own, from his own heart and guts, it s in another zipcode.And this zipcode is my zipcode, you better believe it There are Shake and Quinn who joke about Faulkner and Don Quixote and Ten Wanted Men Baby faced crime bosses named Baby Jesus who read The Four Hour Workweek to decide if they should shoot their gun thug for putting a scratch on their boat There s twists and flips and triple crosses and I laughed out loud and chewed my nails and held my breath and got choked up until I had to look away and blink to see the page The crackling chemistry Shake had with Gina is missing but you don t even notice until the halfway mark and holy shit, the hot blue spark is back Then it s just two Evinrude motors, full bore, breakneck Plus this time, there s a lady Fed with a SIG Sauer and Cairo, Egypt and Terry and Meg, my darling Meg The plot s a little tighter The love s a little deeper There s bullshit by the metric ton but all the earnestness a heart can hold and there s not a trace of anything ironic or detached within a square mile Everybody s self aware and badass and scared shitless and bold and smart and dumb and funny and unexpectedly deep, all of my favorite things in a person Like El said, a sequel s got to be better than the original or it s not gonna work This one proved the first one wasn t a fluke Now I just wish Berney s catalog was already sixty deep so I could read so muchP.S Nice with the hat tip to Ted Griffin via Shake and Gina s bit on the writer of Ocean s Eleven The one with Sinatra, you mean Re read September 2013 I was going to read this a second time, longer and slower this time I guess I did It lasted two days So then I tried a third time and finally did it, taking a whole week to savor the fun I wouldn t even know how to explain how to push all my buttons, but boy, this sure does Quinn and Meg and Terry and Shake and Gina I could grab this book and pick a chapter, any chapter, any time I want to brighten my day.It s goddamn delightful It might be one of the books I read most this year

  3. Still Still says:

    Can I rate this six stars Is that permissible I m wrung out after that last 40 or so pages.Lou Berney is such an awe inspiring writer long time, no Dutch.12 star rating.This novel is a sequel to Lou Berney s Gutshot Straight.As much as I enjoyed that particular novel, Whiplash River A Novel is even better.It s not necessary to have read that first entry in the series.This is an international heist crme caper with numerous killings.Starts in Belize, ends in Cairo.Amazing cast of memorable c Can I rate this six stars Is that permissible I m wrung out after that last 40 or so pages.Lou Berney is such an awe inspiring writer long time, no Dutch.12 star rating.This novel is a sequel to Lou Berney s Gutshot Straight.As much as I enjoyed that particular novel, Whiplash River A Novel is even better.It s not necessary to have read that first entry in the series.This is an international heist crme caper with numerous killings.Starts in Belize, ends in Cairo.Amazing cast of memorable characters almost all of whom could have strolled out of a middle era El Leonard novel.Fast moving, brilliantly funny dialogue, suspenseful, and action packed.Might be my favorite read of 2016.Highest Possible Recommendation

  4. Tom Swift Tom Swift says:

    Berney is shooting up my list of favorite authors Shake is an ex con who opened his own restaurant in Belize Things are ok until his place is blown up, and Baby Jesus, his drug dealing loan shark wants his money Think of Get Shorty as an example.

  5. Carol Evans Carol Evans says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Whiplash River by Lou Berney It made me gasp and smile It s a romp, a caper, a slightly mad cap thriller Opening line The view from the veranda was a killer A sugar sand beach, palm trees, the Caribbean glittering beneath a full moon A wooden pier curved out over the water, with a thatch covered palapa perched at the end Straight off a postcard Shake had bought the Sunset Breezethan two years ago You d think he wouldn t even notice the view any , but he di I thoroughly enjoyed Whiplash River by Lou Berney It made me gasp and smile It s a romp, a caper, a slightly mad cap thriller Opening line The view from the veranda was a killer A sugar sand beach, palm trees, the Caribbean glittering beneath a full moon A wooden pier curved out over the water, with a thatch covered palapa perched at the end Straight off a postcard Shake had bought the Sunset Breezethan two years ago You d think he wouldn t even notice the view any , but he did Every single time he stepped onto the veranda of the restatuant, his restaurrant, that was still his first though Straight off a postcard Shake s an ex con who is trying to go straight Unfortunatley, Shake s one of those loveable guys that fate just seems to want to screw with, of course, his own decisions don t help Shake s Bad Ideas 1.Going in debt to the local drug lord, Baby Jesus, to open his restaurant Baby Jesus wants paid, and he wants paid on time Tough to do when when your restaurant goes up in flames 2.Turning to Quinn, an elderly man who is full of stories, when you re in trouble After all, he almost got killed in the middle of your restaurant and now the assassins are after you too, along with a gorgeous FBI agent who wants to nail your former employer, the Armenian mob 3.Agreeing to a major score, stealing a historical American artifact currently in a collection in Egypt, conned into the heist by Quinn 4.Bringing in your dangerous, and very attractive ex girlfriend to help with above score After all it s impossible without her, isn t it Yeah, not the best choices, but it does make for a great novel, where events just keep spinning farther and farther out of Shake s control You have to love Shake, he s charming, handsome, one of the good guy crooks Quinn is a mysterious man, you don t know how much of his stories to believe, but you know he s bound to get Shake into trouble And Gina, the ex, is a strong woman, smart, lovely, better prepared for life than Shake by far, and Berney plays with the romantic connection well Not only do you want Shake and Gina to pull off the score without getting caught, you want them back together by the end Exotic locales, a larger than life cast of characters, a fast paced plot and snappy dialogue made this my favorite read of the summer so far It made me laugh and cringe, a good combo

  6. Melanie Melanie says:

    I m physically exhausted after reading this hellish good follow up spree all the way to the pyramids.Love the Shakes Gina team and all the new brazen, crazy, loveable characters zowee Meg aka Peppermint Patty, big smile Evelyn, chatty Harry and batshit Babb Tough Meg deserves to lead next and maybe Jasper can help a gal out Back to being exhausted the reader is never in on the con and you can t guess quick enough, the author has so many balls in the air and he s a consummate juggler He I m physically exhausted after reading this hellish good follow up spree all the way to the pyramids.Love the Shakes Gina team and all the new brazen, crazy, loveable characters zowee Meg aka Peppermint Patty, big smile Evelyn, chatty Harry and batshit Babb Tough Meg deserves to lead next and maybe Jasper can help a gal out Back to being exhausted the reader is never in on the con and you can t guess quick enough, the author has so many balls in the air and he s a consummate juggler Heart pounding, belly aching fun Highly recommend

  7. Daniel Villines Daniel Villines says:

    From cover to cover, Whiplash River is completely entertaining It grabs your attention from the start with an exotic destination that happens to be one my favorite places the Caribbean Then the book pulls you in, willingly, with its wonderful characters Each one is different and unique, butto the point, each one is real in terms of their individual hopes, regrets, and personalities There are no favorites, which makes switching between storylines a real pleasure As you leave one chara From cover to cover, Whiplash River is completely entertaining It grabs your attention from the start with an exotic destination that happens to be one my favorite places the Caribbean Then the book pulls you in, willingly, with its wonderful characters Each one is different and unique, butto the point, each one is real in terms of their individual hopes, regrets, and personalities There are no favorites, which makes switching between storylines a real pleasure As you leave one character s story, the next character in line is enthusiastically received.Based on the above, you might believe that this is a character driven book However, the plot drives this story in that there is never a dull moment It s an extraordinary find to come across a book that provides deliciously interesting characters that are entwined within a captivating plot, but be assured, this is one of those books

  8. Gram Gram says:

    Former getaway car driver Charles Shake Bouchon is back for the 2nd in the Shake Bouchon series This time, he s left his con artist lover Gina and opened a restaurant in Belize He s already in debt to a nasty drug dealer called Baby Jesus and then his restaurant gets blown up This happened just as he was getting friendly with an American tourist called Evelyn who turns out to be an FBI agent who wants him to snitch on the Armenian gang he used to work for back in the USA Confused You r Former getaway car driver Charles Shake Bouchon is back for the 2nd in the Shake Bouchon series This time, he s left his con artist lover Gina and opened a restaurant in Belize He s already in debt to a nasty drug dealer called Baby Jesus and then his restaurant gets blown up This happened just as he was getting friendly with an American tourist called Evelyn who turns out to be an FBI agent who wants him to snitch on the Armenian gang he used to work for back in the USA Confused You really need to keep your wits about you as the convoluted plot unfolds Meanwhile, two freelance assassins, Meg and Terry, are out to kill an elderly American called Quinn who Terry shot at in Shake s restaurant just before the explosion wrecked it Because Shake saved his life, Quinn who may have worked for the CIA in the past lets him in on a deal to steal the speech that saved former US President s Teddy Roosevelt s life It s a long story one of many that Quinn relates as he an Shake flee Belize via Mexico and San Fransisco before heading off to Egypt, where that Roosevelt speech is Along the way, Shake gets back with the gorgeous Gina to help with the scam he and Quinn have planned Gina s not too happy about having been dumped and you just know she s going to make Shake suffer for it even though she possibly still loves him but agrees to help out Now Shake, who if he s honest is still in love with Gina, is being hunted by Baby Jesus, Meg and Terry and that attractive FBI agent called Evelyn Oh yes, and there s another assassin who someone s hired to make sure everything goes to plan, although you just know that s not going to happen Despite this convoluted scenario, Lou Berney effortlessly pulls all the various plot threads together to bring the story to an action packed ending Another fun tale with larger than life characters from a writer who really knows how to tell a story Recommended

  9. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    2 20 15 Free onfree on Nook 2 20 15 Free onfree on Nook

  10. Kirk Smith Kirk Smith says:

    Tone pitch perfect Tempo driving Enjoyment 10 One of the most enjoyable books of this year Great plot and adventure, lovable criminal characters Recommend Everyone.

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