Whiplash River by Lou Berney
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Whiplash River Summary
Having left his life of crime behind, former getaway driver Charles "Shake" Bouchon has finally realized the dream of owning his own restaurant in Belize. Unfortunately, to do so he's had to go deep in debt to a murderous local drug lord named Baby Jesus. And when Shake thwarts an attempted hit on an elderly customer named Quinn, things go from bad to worse.
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"Starred Review. Berney takes his rightful place as heir to Elmore Leonard with this witty and nimble comedic thriller... the exotic locales are vibrant, the supporting cast larger than life, and the plot hums along without a wasted page." - Publishers Weekly
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Lou Berney is an accomplished writer, teacher, and liar who has written feature screenplays and created TV pilots for Warner Brothers, Paramount, Focus Features, ABC, and Fox, among others. His short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and other publications. His first novel, Gutshot Straight, was named one of the ten best debut crime novels of the year by Booklist and nominated for a Barry Award. Visit him online at www.louberney.com.
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