By Don Winslow
Sometime pupil and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey might otherwise be completing a lifeless doctoral thesis than staring down the nostril of a loaded gun-- yet his new task does not sound risky. All he is received to do is pull off the final word makeover: flip Polly Paget-- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad-- right into a excellent girl in time to testify in a rape case opposed to Jack Landis, head of the relations Cable community and America's such a lot loved relations guy. yet Polly is not cooperating, and everyone-- together with a former FBI agent, and an obsessive-compulsive hitman, the Mafia, a porn prince, and a slew of tabloid reporters-- is on her path turning Neal's "simple" task right into a lethal online game of duck-duck-goose.
In a hellish and hilarious escapade that takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the brilliant lighting of Las Vegas, and at last to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily equipped amusment park, Neal attempts to flee the mob's colossal weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's largest water slide.
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And that coffee just smelled so damn good. Neal rolled out of bed, opened the door, and heard a voice. That voice: the voice with all the soothing qualities of a rock scraping across a cheese grater. “This is very nice,” the voice was saying. ” Macadamia? ” “Neal made them,” Karen said. Neal stood behind the bedroom door for a second, then walked through the small living room and stood in the kitchen doorway. Karen spotted Neal first. ” “Hello, son,” Joe Graham said. It isn’t just the voice, thought Neal.
Neal Carey was lying in bed when the scent drifted under the door and snuck into his nose. As he lingered in that pleasant zone between sleep and wakefulness, he savored the fact that it was Saturday morning and he didn't have to get up for anything. But the coffee smelled so good, not rushing-to-work, out-of-a-can coffee, but some of that special coffee that Karen had bought in Reno last month. Saturday-morning coffee, hazelnut or maybe Kenya AA, and he thought he detected a scent of chocolate.
The director liked them. The next question wasn’t rhetorical. ” Candy asked. Jack Landis turned around slowly, his hands spread out and his jaw open in mock disbelief. “Oh, come on, boys and girls,” Jack said. “We know who’s behind all this, don’t we? , to figure out that Peter Hathaway tried to use this lying bimbo to get my television stations from me. She couldn’t go through with it and now he’s whisked her away before people find out he’s behind it. ” “But it isn’t over with, Jackson,” Candy said patiently.