The Big O

The Big O

Book - 2007
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Karen's easy life as a receptionist and armed robber is about to take a turn for the worse. Rossi, her ex, is getting out of prison any day now. He'll be looking for his motorcycle, his gun, the sixty grand he says is his, and revenge. But he won't be expecting Ray, the new guy Karen's just met, to be in his way. No stranger to the underworld himself, Ray wants out of the kidnapping game now that some dangerous new bosses are moving in.
Meanwhile Frank, a disgraced plastic surgeon, hires Ray to kidnap his ex-wife for the insurance money. But the ex-wife also happens to be Karen's best friend. Can Karen and Ray trust each other enough to work together on one last job? Or will love, as always, ruin everything?
From a writer hailed as "Elmore Leonard with a hard Irish edge" (Irish Mail on Sunday), Declan Burke'sThe Big O is crime fiction at its darkest and funniest.



Baker & Taylor
When a guy Karen has just met is hired to kidnap a disgraced plastic surgeon's ex-wife--and Karen's best friend--for the insurance money, Karen's easy life as a receptionist and armed robber is turned upside down.

Harcourt Publishing
Karen's easy life as a receptionist and armed robber is about to take a turn for the worse. Rossi, her ex, is getting out of prison any day now. He'll be looking for his motorcycle, his gun, the sixty grand he says is his, and revenge. But he won't be expecting Ray, the new guy Karen's just met, to be in his way. No stranger to the underworld himself, Ray wants out of the kidnapping game now that some dangerous new bosses are moving in. Meanwhile Frank, a disgraced plastic surgeon, hires Ray to kidnap his ex-wife for the insurance money. But the ex-wife also happens to be Karen's best friend. Can Karen and Ray trust each other enough to work together on one last job? Or will love, as always, ruin everything? From a writer hailed as "Elmore Leonard with a hard Irish edge" (Irish Mail on Sunday), Declan Burke's The Big O is crime fiction at its darkest and funniest.



Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151014088
0151014086
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 23 cm

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Aug 23, 2013

I guess the author is a wannabe Elmore Leonard. He falls short. It's uneven character development. Some are OK. The ending is stupid. Not one I would recommend.

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