By Don Winslow

ISBN-10: 0312966172

ISBN-13: 9780312966171

Neal Carey has to maintain the mob, the FBI, and an important tv character from killing his most modern client-- yet he's tempted to do the task himself.

Sometime scholar and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey may otherwise be completing a lifeless doctoral thesis than staring down the nostril of a loaded gun-- yet his new project doesn't sound risky. All he's acquired to do is pull off the final word makeover: flip Polly Paget-- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad-- right into a excellent woman in time to testify in a rape case opposed to Jack Landis, head of the relations Cable community and America's such a lot cherished relations guy. yet Polly isn't 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 fixtures of Las Vegas, and at last to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily outfitted amusment park, Neal attempts to flee the mob's large weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's largest water slide.

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He had no hand in the reforms and improvements inaugurated, which were the work of our Board of Health, as occasion required and means were provided. He was not a pure man in his relations with women, and the leprosy of which he died should be attributed to his vices and carelessness. , 'C. M. ' {1} To deal fitly with a letter so extraordinary, I must draw at the outset on my private knowledge of the signatory and his sect. It may offend others; scarcely you, who have been so busy to collect, so bold to publish, gossip on your rivals.

I will engage my head, they do not find that view in their own hearts; they have taken it up in a dark despair; they are but troubled sleepers 34 Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson talking in their sleep. The soul, or my soul at least, thinks very distinctly upon many points of right and wrong, and often differs flatly with what is held out as the thought of corporate humanity in the code of society or the code of law. Am I to suppose myself a monster? I have only to read books, the Christian Gospels for example, to think myself a monster no longer; and instead I think the mass of people are merely speaking in their sleep.

It is not possible to answer these questions without a trial; and there is nothing more obvious to my mind, than that a man who has not experienced some ups and downs, and been forced to live more cheaply than in his father's house, has still his education to begin. Let the experiment be made, and he will find to his surprise that he has been eating beyond his appetite up to that hour; that the cheap lodging, the cheap tobacco, the rough country clothes, the plain table, have not only no power to damp his spirits, but perhaps give him as keen pleasure in the using as the 47 Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson dainties that he took, betwixt sleep and waking, in his former callous and somnambulous submission to wealth.

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