The Deadly Kiss-Off by Paul Di Filippo audiobook

The Deadly Kiss-Off

By Paul Di Filippo
Read by Keith Szarabajka

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781538450291
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Glen and Stan, the Odd Couple of scamdom, are back from their Big Get-Even adventure with another get-rich-quick-or-go-down-in-flames scheme. As part of their trafficking in counterfeit merch, they are looking to turn a few pallets of Grade Z computer chips into some military hardware sure to interest dictators and despots and drug lords around the globe. Bankrolled by a greedy local crime boss, they hope to promote a half-genius, half-addlepated invention from a naive and principled inventor into a bonanza. But no one ever counts on complications arising from a wayward wife, some sexy Eurotrash go-betweens, and a lonely entrepreneurial girlfriend who finds her native tropical isle conducive to a troublesome loosening of morals. Add in a most unconventional explosives expert, and you have a caper half hilarious, half deadly, and 100 percent entertaining.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2019 in Mysteries & Thrillers

Glen and Stan, the Odd Couple of scamdom, are back from their Big Get-Even adventure with another get-rich-quick-or-go-down-in-flames scheme.

As part of their trafficking in counterfeit merch, they are looking to turn a few pallets of Grade Z computer chips into some military hardware sure to interest dictators and despots and drug lords around the globe. Bankrolled by a greedy local crime boss, they hope to promote a half-genius, half-addlepated invention from a naive and principled inventor into a bonanza. But no one ever counts on complications arising from a wayward wife, some sexy Eurotrash go-betweens, and a lonely entrepreneurial girlfriend who finds her native tropical isle conducive to a troublesome loosening of morals. Add in a most unconventional explosives expert, and you have a caper half hilarious, half deadly, and 100 percent entertaining.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Glen and Stan, the scammers from Di Filippo’s fine The Big Get-Even are with us again, looking to realize what narrator Glen aptly calls ‘dreams of quick, unearned wealth’…This deserves a recommendation for the fine writing and the intriguing look into the mechanics of big-deal thievery.” Booklist
“Gangsters and canoodling bombshells, goodhearted galoots, sinister gadgets, and an African giant pouched rat can add up to only one thing: Glen and Stan are back in this new hardboiled thriller with a heart by Paul Di Filippo. Do yourself a favor: make with the feet to your favorite joint and scam a couple of hours with The Deadly Kiss-Off, the funniest caper to come down the pike this year.” Elizabeth Hand, Nebula Award–winning author of Hard Light and Wylding Hall
“Like its predecessor The Big Get-Even, the opening novel in the series, The Deadly Kiss-Off is a wild, forceful, and fierce expedition through the low-life lived as the high-life. The author’s crew of miscreants, like Westlake’s Dortmunder Gang, is lovable and pitiable, the grand scheme of this novel burns as a plan gone agley. Paul Di Filippo fills Westlake’s missing place in the suspense canon triumphantly.” Barry N. Malzberg
The Big Get-Even introduced us to Glen and Stan, two con men with oversized ambitions. The prolific author now provides us with an action-packed sequel, The Deadly Kiss-Off, about a dubious invention and the power-grab that follows.” East Side Monthly
“Narrator Keith Szarabajka has a way with dialogue that draws listeners into the story, making them worry about the main characters, even if they have slipped closer to being villains. Szarabajka’s foreign accents sound genuine as Glen shows he still has a bit of a conscience while plotting to defraud a South American enforcer in a scheme financed by a murderous mob boss.” AudioFile

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Reviews

by Odin 10/25/2019
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A scam-fun listen that just keeps on givin'

Here’s a book to remind one that scams never get old. Put two guys of scam history together for what they hope will be their last (don’t they all hope for that) and take their riches and retire. But… not so fast. Trust two wanna-get-rich bunglers trying to sell to the highest bidder their pallets of grade Z computer chips will inevitably complicate their dream. Bring on the girlfriends and a local crime boss and money guy who bankrolls the project, really throw a wrench into the machine with Eurotrash and a wayward wife, well… get ready to laugh. Fun all the way with spot on narration by Keith Szarabajka.

Author

Author Bio: Paul Di Filippo

Author Bio: Paul Di Filippo

Paul Di Filippo sold his first story in 1977. Since then, he has written and published over two hundred more, as well as several novels, amounting to roughly thirty-five books. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his partner, Deborah Newton.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD, Hardcover, Paperback
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English