Synopses & Reviews
4 D- Movie Tie-In, Blackstone Exclusive "(A) funny, craftily malevolent first novel, an ice-pick-sharp crime story that sustains its film noir energy all the way to an outrageous whammy of an ending."?Janet Maslin, New York Times ?A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2000 ?A New York Times Book Review Best Mystery & Thriller 2001 ?Winner of the California Book Award Silver Medal for Best First Novel ?Finalist, Hammett Prize ?Finalist, The Anthony Award ?Nominated for Edgar Award, Best First Novel ?Nominated for Barry Award, Best First Novel ?Nominated for John Creasey Memorial Dagger ?Nominated for Macallan Gold Dagger Award for Fiction
It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead.