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Author: William Lashner Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Victor Carl Series Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9781480599819
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Victor Carl is back, and back in trouble. At a low point in his lowly career, Victor finds himself skulking through the streets of Philadelphia carrying a bag full of money for an ambitious politician. It is a rotten job on the wrong side of anyone’s line, but with bag in hand Victor is suddenly hobnobbing with the city’s elite, filling his bank account, and having sex with the politician’s gorgeous and deranged sister. But just when Victor begins to think he’s got a future in the political game, one of his payoffs ends up in the pocket of a dead woman, and Victor goes from bagman to fall guy. Now Victor’s only way out might lie with a brotherhood of shady characters with sacks full of cash, bad fedoras, and their own twisted set of rules. Will Victor’s new friends help him find a killer or bury him deep?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If they gave a Pulitzer Prize for snappy dialogue, William Lashner would be a betting favorite every time…Lashner has a talent for creating memorable characters—or maybe caricatures would be a better word. Either way, they’re a lot of fun. He introduces Victor to a group of bagmen who in another era would have done Damon Runyan proud…So sad to read about in the paper, so much fun to read about in Bagmen.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “An enjoyable and entertaining read.”

    Crime Scene

  • “Shamus Award finalist Lashner brilliantly mixes anger and humor in his eighth novel featuring sad-sack lawyer Victor Carl…The plot itself is admirably taut, but readers will delight most in watching Victor’s savagely hilarious struggle against his better nature.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Detective work intersects bag work for the rest of the novel, and the author is good at both. This is one of the rare crime novels that convey a little-known truth: moving through glittering rooms full of wealthy, beautiful people with shark edges can be really tiresome…Carl turns conversations into vaudeville routines, with the world his straight man, and…the exchanges are often very funny…And there’s room for philosophy, too. Bagmen aren’t always awful. They grease wheels, unjam jams. An entertaining, thoughtful read.”


  • An August 2014 Amazon Best Book of the Month in Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

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About the Author

Luke Daniels, winner of sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration, is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction. His background is in classical theater and film, and he has performed at repertory theaters around the country.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.