The California roll: a novel
Meet Radar Hoverlander, a witty, gifted con artist with the mind of David Mamet, the voice of Tom Robbins, and the morals of a sailor on shore leave. What do the Merlin Game, the Penny Skim, the Doolally Snadoodle, and the Afterparty Snuke have in common? They're all the work of world-class con artist and master bafflegabber Radar Hoverlander. Radar's been "on the snuke" since childhood, but he's still looking for his California Roll, the one big scam that'll set him up in sushi for life. Trouble arrives in the stunning, sassy package of Allie Quinn-either the last true innocent or a con artist so slick she makes Radar look like a Quaker. Radar's hapless sidekick, Vic Mirplo, a lovable loser who couldn't con a kid out of a candy cane, thinks Radar's being played. But if love is blind, it's also deaf, dumb and stupid, and before Radar knows it, he's sucked into a vortex of double-, triple-, quadruple-crosses that'll either net him his precious California Roll or put him in a hole in the ground. As timeless as a perpetual-motion machine, as timely as a Madoff arraignment, The California Roll brings you deep inside the world of con artistry, where every fact is fiction and the second liar never has a chance. From the Hardcover edition.
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|Grouping Title||california roll|
|Grouping Author||vorhaus john|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-17 22:54:22PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 23:36:40PM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
In this comic thriller, Radar Hoverlander-a witty, gifted con artist with the mind of David Mamet, the voice of Tom Robbins, and the morals of a sailor on shore leave-seeks the perfect con.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000348398|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Shaye Areheart Books,|c2010.|263 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:8b3890d5-8a6a-43f5-917c-bca78ed1e6f5|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|2010||
|series||Radar Hoverlander novels|
|series_with_volume||Radar Hoverlander novels|1|
|subject_facet||Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction|
|title_display||The California roll : a novel|
|title_full||The California Roll A Novel, The California roll : a novel / John Vorhaus|
|title_short||The California roll :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Swindlers and swindling, Thriller|