Lou Berney Gutshot Straight

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Gutshot Straight

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Lou Berney s novel is so energetic, so droll, and so wheezingly funny that it accomplished what no book ever has before: it made me forget to eat lunch. Stephen Harrigan, New York Times bestselling author of Challenger ParkA fast and funny caper in the tradition of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, and the Coen Brothers, Gutshot Straight brings a fresh new talent into the crime fiction fold: Louis Berney. He s already won raves for his short fiction collection The Road to Bobby Joe and Other Stories ( Rivals the work of contemporary hotshots T.C. Boyle and Ralph Lombreglia Chicago Tribune). With Gutshot Straight, Berney is all in sure to win a fervent following with the story of Shake Bouchon, fresh out of prison and on the straight and narrow path after maybe just one last job."

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"GUTSHOT STRAIGHT has my vote for, among other things, Best McGuffin Ever. Just when you think it can't get any weirder or quirkier, here comes the scene where... well, I better not give that away. Energetic, droll, and wheezingly funny."--Stephen Harrigan, New York Times bestselling author of "Gates of the Alamo" and "Challenger Park"

"An exciting read you can't put down. A definite must read."--Abraham Rodriguez, 2009 Dashiell Hammett Award finalist and author of "South by South Bronx"

"A literary sucker punch -- surprising, funny, effervescent. It's a cocktail that won't let you off your barstool till closing."--Ted Griffin, screenwriter of OCEAN'S ELEVEN, MATCHSTICK MEN and BEST LAID PLANS

"Virtually every character is memorable, and the chemistry between Shake and Gina is brilliant. The plot turns are constant, and the dialogue is sharp. The bad guys are wonderfully scary, and the locales are vividly drawn. Elmore Leonard might be very pleased to call GUTSHOT STRAIGHT his own."--Booklist (starred review)

"[A] fast-moving caper...smoothly blends humor, action and romantic frisson."--Publishers Weekly

Virtually every character is memorable, and the chemistry between Shake and Gina is brilliant. The plot turns are constant, and the dialogue is sharp. The bad guys are wonderfully scary, and the locales are vividly drawn. Elmore Leonard might be very pleased to call GUTSHOT STRAIGHT his own. --Booklist (starred review)"

[A] fast-moving caper smoothly blends humor, action and romantic frisson. --Publishers Weekly"

GUTSHOT STRAIGHT has my vote for, among other things, Best McGuffin Ever. Just when you think it can t get any weirder or quirkier, here comes the scene where... well, I better not give that away. Energetic, droll, and wheezingly funny. --Stephen Harrigan, New York Times bestselling author of "Gates of the Alamo" and "Challenger Park""

A literary sucker punch -- surprising, funny, effervescent. It s a cocktail that won t let you off your barstool till closing. --Ted Griffin, screenwriter of OCEAN'S ELEVEN, MATCHSTICK MEN and BEST LAID PLANS"

An exciting read you can t put down. A definite must read. --Abraham Rodriguez, 2009 Dashiell Hammett Award finalist and author of "South by South Bronx""

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Professional wheel man Charles "Shake" Bouchon is too nice a guy for the life he's led and not nice enough for any other. Fresh out of prison, he's supposed to deliver a package to Vegas strip-club owner Dick "the Whale" Moby and pick up a briefcase for Shake's former boss and lover, Alexandra Ilandryan, pakhan of L.A.'s Armenian mob. But when the "package" turns out to be Gina, a wholesome young housewife, Shake decides to set her free a move as noble as it is boneheaded.

Now Shake and Gina are on the run in Panama looking to unload the briefcase's unusual contents while outmaneuvering two angry crime bosses, a heartbroken ex-linebacker, and a sadistic thug plagued by erectile superfunction. And Shake's learning that Gina is less wholesome and more complicated than he initially imagined."

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