By Don Winslow
Sometime pupil and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey might 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 bought to do is pull off the last word makeover: flip Polly Paget-- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad-- right into a excellent girl in time to testify in a rape case opposed to Jack Landis, head of the kinfolk Cable community and America's so much liked family members 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 video game of duck-duck-goose.
In a hellish and hilarious escapade that takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the intense 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 massive weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's largest water slide.
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So looking at the pictures was like being broke and hungry and standing outside the Carnegie Deli with one’s nose pressed to the window. “Certainly,” Withers said. He vaguely recalled some punch line about “not recognizing you with your clothes on” but didn’t chance it. “I want Polly Paget in my magazine,” Scarpelli said, getting back to business. ” As if he invented sex, Withers thought. Walter himself followed the school of thought that women were more alluring with their clothes on, given the right clothes.
She couldn’t go through with it and now he’s whisked her away before people find out he’s behind it. ” “But it isn’t over with, Jackson,” Candy said patiently. ” 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.
Charles Whiting cleared his throat and started again. ” “Opaque? ” Jack asked. “You can’t see through them, dear,” Candy Landis said. “Opaque,” Jack Landis repeated to himself. ” “The limousine proceeded to La Guardia Airport, where Miss Paget exited the vehicle in the company of the same male Caucasian. ” Jack Landis asked. “Geometry … history? ” “That’s an FBI phrase,” Candy explained. ” “It’s a general law-enforcement term, Mrs. ” Jack Landis asked as he watched a young lady with legs longer than a deer’s stroll along the sidewalk.