All Victor Carl knows is that hes just woken up with his suit in tatters, his socks missing, and a stinging pain in his chest thanks to a new tattoo he doesnt remember getting: a heart inscribed with the name Chantal Adair.
Is Chantal Adair the love of Victors life or a terrible drunken mistake? Victor intends to find out, but right now hes got bigger concerns. His client, a wanted man, needs to come in out of the cold, and hes got a stolen painting for Victor to use as leverage.
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"This fun legal thriller may have more show than substance, but is no less entertaining because of it." - Publishers Weekly.
"Victor does dry and witty well enough to earn him a place among picaresque heroes, but whatever happened to taut and tight?" - Kirkus Reviews.
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William Lashner (b.1956), author of the Victor Carl crime novels, which include Killer's Kiss, Marked Man, Falls the Shadow, Past Due, Fatal Flaw, Bitter Truth, and Hostile Witness, is a former Philadelphia lawyer and a graduate of New York
University Law School and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has served as trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Justice Department. He lives with his family outside of Philadelphia.
In 2006 he published Kockroach under the pseudonym Tyler Knox.
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