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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Winslow Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Neal Carey Mysteries Release Date:
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Neal Carey has to keep the mob, the FBI, and a major television personality from killing his newest client, but he’s tempted to do the job himself.

Sometime student and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey would rather be finishing a dull doctoral thesis than staring down the nose of a loaded gun, but his new assignment doesn’t sound dangerous. All he has to do is pull off the ultimate makeover: turn Polly Paget, a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haired broad, into a perfect lady in time to testify in a rape case against Jack Landis, head of the Family Cable Network and America’s most beloved family man. But Polly isn’t cooperating, and everyone (including a former FBI agent, an obsessive-compulsive hitman, the Mafia, a porn prince, and a slew of tabloid reporters) is on her trail, turning Neal’s “simple” assignment into a deadly game of duck-duck-goose.

In a hellish and hilarious escapade that takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the bright lights of Las Vegas and finally to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily built amusement park, Neal tries to escape the mob’s big guns while taking a slippery walk up the world’s biggest water slide.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Joe Barrett’s narration is excellently hard-boiled and his characters aptly voiced: Neal is superbly exasperated; Polly, steel-cored ditzy; the wise guys, an amalgam of dopiness and menace; the boozy detective is flummoxed; and the upper-crust lawyer is fatuousness itself.”

    Washington Post

  • “Elmore Leonard meets Professor Higgins in Winslow’s latest high-spirited Neal Carey caper…Winslow’s dialogue zips along as smartly as the action.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “All parties concerned scramble to come out on top in a final tarantella worthy of Donald Westlake…The broadest, loosest, funniest of the Neal Carey series.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bill | 4/30/2009

    " This time Winslow goes for humor and keeps the story short in what is, to date, the last Neal Carey mystery. Some of the themes (insurance fraud, crooked attorneys) are developed more fully in his later serious novel "California Fire and Life." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Al | 4/28/2009

    " Not one of Winslow's best. It was an ok comic mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom | 8/31/2008

    " the best of the Neal Carey series - great crosstalk and grumbles, cracking story, hilarious dialogue. "

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