By Don Winslow
Sometime pupil and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey may otherwise be completing a lifeless doctoral thesis than staring down the nostril of a loaded gun-- yet his new project does not sound risky. All he is acquired to do is pull off the last word makeover: flip Polly Paget-- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad-- right into a excellent woman in time to testify in a rape case opposed to Jack Landis, head of the kin Cable community and America's so much liked kin guy. yet Polly isn't really 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" project 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 gigantic weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's largest water slide.
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He missed going to bed with Polly. Polly was wild in bed, just wild. She would do things … just do things without thought or calculation that just made him crazy. That red hair whipping around, and those crazy green eyes sparkling … Not like Canned-Ice, who tried hard, Lord knows. But that was just it. Everything Candy ever did in the bedroom, you thought she read in some magazine or book or something. ” She brought all the spontaneity of a metronome into the bedroom. Candice Hermione Landis looked at her husband and knew what he was thinking.
Withers nodded again. As the only customer at the bar, it was his job. ” Withers shook his head sympathetically. ” “Yeah, says she can’t stand my drinking. I don’t drink that much. You know that bartenders aren’t drinkers, Walt. ” An opening. ” Walk asked. ” “Just this afternoon he was in here asking about you,” Rourke answered. “So I says to her, I say, ‘You don’t like my drinking? ” Withers was almost grateful when Sammy Black walked in, even if he did have Chick Madsen with him. “Break his wrist, Chick,” Sammy ordered.
Jack chuckled. ” And, Sam Houston, will you look at the bumpers on that one. “Not even close,” Candy said. She’d spent three days reviewing the figures with the comptroller. ” “Get new advertisers, then,” Jack snapped. “Get some with some cojones. Whiting winced at the vulgarity. Candy didn’t blink a perfect eyelash. ” Jack asked. ” Jack yelled. “Up,” Candy answered. ” “And twenty-four percent believe that you raped her. ” “Perhaps not for long, dear,” Candy said calmly. “If these numbers don’t turn around, Peter Hathaway might be chairman of the board soon.
A Long Walk Up the Waterslide: A Neal Carey Mystery by Don Winslow