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Crush

by Phoef Sutton

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Crush by Phoef Sutton
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2015
    224 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Caleb Rush, a. k. a. Crush, is the toughest, coolest bodyguard/bouncer in Los Angeles, a man who lives strictly by his own moral code, which doesn't exactly hew to the standards of US law. When Amelia Trask, the wild daughter of a scruples-free billionaire tycoon, comes to Crush for help, his quiet life roars into overdrive, and he has to use his wits, brawn, martial-arts training, and knowledge of the Russian mafia to stay alive and clean up the mess that young Amelia has created. Crush is a rollicking, page-turning ride through LA, full of action, suspense, memorable characters, and a sly wit.

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"Starred Review. This brief novel crackles with sharp dialogue... and a witty narrative voice that put the reader in mind of Elmore Leonard... This one could make it to the big screen, but don't wait for the movie. Buy the book. It may be the first of a long series." - Kirkus

"The overheated action scenes and bigger-than-life characters seem tailor made for the big screen." - Publishers Weekly

"As slick as a switchblade with a pearl handle." - Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels

"I loved this book, with its myriad twists and turns. It has the pace of an action movie and the humor we've come to expect from Phoef Sutton." - Bob Newhart, actor and author of I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This

"This book never pauses, never quits, and its hero slows down only long enough to reload. Reading it is like holding a burning firecracker in your hand. Much safer to toss it away, but where's the fun in that?" - Nick Griffin, screenwriter of Matchstick Man and Terriers

"A witty, irreverent and sexy thrill ride through the famous guts of Los Angeles. Sutton writes his characters in great splashes of color, stirs them into a whirlwind, and releases them into his world with glorious results." - Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author of The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series

"Crush hits you with all the power and speed of a maniac wielding a baseball bat. If you ever need anyone to take out Jack Reacher, Caleb 'Crush' Rush is your guy. An action-filled, finger-snapping romp." - Paul Bishop, LAPD detective and author of Lie Catchers

"Crush is what would happen if The Friends Of Eddie Coyle went out for a night of drinking and fighting. Snappy dialogue, sharp writing, and righteous violence." - Jay Stringer, author of the Eoin Miller trilogy

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Phoef Sutton

Phoef Sutton is television writer, novelist, and playwright whose work has won two Emmys, a Peabody, a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Television Academy Honors Award. He was an executive producer of Cheers, a writer/producer for such shows as Boston Legal and NewsRadio, a writer for Terriers, and the creator of several TV shows, including the cult hit Thanks. Coming in 2015 is a new series of mystery novels that Sutton is co-authoring with Janet Evanovich; the first is called Goldbug.

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