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Gischler, Victor: Suicide Squeeze

A Novel
The Edgar Award-nominated author of Gun Monkeys delivers an adrenaline rush of a novel that features a special appearance by Joe DiMaggio.

The high spot of Teddy Folger's life was the day in 1954 that he got an autographed baseball card from Joe DiMaggio himself. It's been downhill ever since. Which is why he just unloaded his freeloading wife and torched his own comic-book store–in one of the stupidest insurance scams in history. Enter Conner Samson. The down-on-his-luck repo man has just been hired to repossess Teddy's boat. Little does he know there's a baseball card on board that some men are willing to kill for. Thus begins a rip-roaring cross-country odyssey–and with bodies piling up, the squeeze is on for the penultimate piece of Americana. And Conner will be lucky if he ends up back where he started: broke and (still) breathing."You have to love a book where the main character is a self-loathing loser who works as a repo man and can't catch a break to save his life.... Gischler is one of those authors who writes so smoothly that he makes it look easy. It isn't, of course, except for the reader who gets to jump aboard his books for the exciting ride. Grade: A." --Rocky Mountain News

"Gischler keeps the humor at a high level throughout with witty asides and sharp, nasty observations.... Consider it a guy book. And a hilarious one at that."--Detroit Free Press
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Autor Gischler, Victor
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2006
Seitenangabe 368 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Coverlag Dell (Imprint/Brand)
Verlag Random House N.Y.
The Edgar Award-nominated author of Gun Monkeys delivers an adrenaline rush of a novel that features a special appearance by Joe DiMaggio.

The high spot of Teddy Folger's life was the day in 1954 that he got an autographed baseball card from Joe DiMaggio himself. It's been downhill ever since. Which is why he just unloaded his freeloading wife and torched his own comic-book store–in one of the stupidest insurance scams in history. Enter Conner Samson. The down-on-his-luck repo man has just been hired to repossess Teddy's boat. Little does he know there's a baseball card on board that some men are willing to kill for. Thus begins a rip-roaring cross-country odyssey–and with bodies piling up, the squeeze is on for the penultimate piece of Americana. And Conner will be lucky if he ends up back where he started: broke and (still) breathing."You have to love a book where the main character is a self-loathing loser who works as a repo man and can't catch a break to save his life.... Gischler is one of those authors who writes so smoothly that he makes it look easy. It isn't, of course, except for the reader who gets to jump aboard his books for the exciting ride. Grade: A." --Rocky Mountain News

"Gischler keeps the humor at a high level throughout with witty asides and sharp, nasty observations.... Consider it a guy book. And a hilarious one at that."--Detroit Free Press
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Fr. 10.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-440-24170-6
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Gischler, Victor

Victor Gischler lives in the wilds of Skiatook, Oklahoma–a long, long way from a Starbuck's. His wife, Jackie, thinks he is a silly individual. He drinks black, black coffee all day long and sleeps about seven minutes a night. Victor's first novel, Gun Monkeys, was nominated for the Edgar Award.

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