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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Craig Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9781415912768
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Kevin’s dad, Jerry, is a crook. And he taught his son every trick in the book. Masters of identity theft, Kevin and Jerry move from one seedy motel to another, always trying for the big score. 

Colette is a runaway who dreams of conning her way into the upper echelons of high society. Just a teenager, she’s already a tough and talented grifter, and she soon becomes Jerry’s girlfriend and accomplice. 

When Jerry is arrested, Colette makes Kevin her willing shill, dragging him along in her endless pursuit of sophistication. Meanwhile, Kevin’s compulsive pursuit of new cons, bolder hoaxes, and better forgeries leads them to violent and unimagined retributions. When Jerry is released on parole, the three are reunited for one final scam, a patchwork of old and new techniques that should set them all up for life. The question is, would they rather work together or show each other up?

Hot Plastic is a hugely satisfying suspense novel about family and criminal intent from a fresh new voice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “From the electric, jazzy beginning to the startling climax, Hot Plastic is a funny, smart, and compulsively readable joyride.”

    Richard North Patterson, New York Times bestselling author

  • Hot Plastic is a terrific read. It’s smart, fast, and sexy…I highly recommend it.”

    T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Peter Craig’s novel of outlaw life at the end of the century will be a collector’s item. It’s a winner.”

    Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Fascinating, funny, beautifully written…Readers will find themselves drawn into the intriguing lives of this delinquent outlaw family as they form and reform alliances and journey along their crooked path toward a surprising finish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A stylish romp, with characters witty enough to pick Scheherazade over Anna Karenina as a role model and smart enough to avoid most oncoming trains.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 10/3/2010

    " I really liked this book about three grifters - a father, his son, and their girlfriend! Tension and anticipation abound. And the end was great...I didn't see it coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/27/2010

    " Keep on shredding all your information and credit card solicitations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 4/2/2008

    " Great action packed story of grifters. Pure escapist summer beach reading. But intelligent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Athena | 3/28/2008

    " This was a pretty good book. It is a good look into the minds of conmen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/2/2008

    " Great crime novel, great writer. "

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About the Author

Peter Craig is the author of Blood Father, Hot Plastic, and The Martini Shot. As a screenwriter, his credits include The Town, The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Parts I and II and Blood Father, based on his novel. He’s a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and now lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.