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Sexy topless dancer Kate Piro finds it increasingly difficult to survive the dark underside of New York society surrounded by a pot-smoking boyfriend, a shady Israeli restaurant owner, an ex-cop, and other dangerous figures
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Here is a tough, sexy, brilliant new crime thriller by the author of Floater that takes the reader on a highly entertaining tour of New York City's sleazier side.
Kate Piro was born in Odessa, Russia, but now lives in Brighton Beach, a neighborhood so heavily Russian that its residents call it "Little Odessa. Kate calls herself "Little Odessa" as well when she works the floor show at the Arabian Knights as a belly dancer with more curves than talent. Kate has no trouble attracting men, but they're about to get her into some complicated trouble. Her pot-smoking and -dealing boyfriend Nathan Metrevelli is a dropout from the American dream. Former New York City detective Stanley Bucyk is always a bit too eager to help Kate out of a jam. The shadowy Israeli restaurant owner Howard Ormont (a.k.a. Abu Safwat Khader) wants her to be his business partner--and his bed partner. And the slimily charming housebreaker Harry Lema at first drops by to rob Ormont's house, and then can't seem to tear himself away from either the scene of the crime or from Kate. He ends up being her only ally in the midst of dangerous games of bluff and double cross being played around Kate--a well-stacked pawn.
Little Odessa is a gritty novel with all the right moves--sharp, realistic dialogue, extensive inside knowledge of New York's shadier pursuits, and unfashionable neighborhoods, a delightfully tricky plot in which the good guys and bad guys constantly switch places, a violent climax aboard a Coney Island roller coaster. It confirms its author as one of the very best new American crime writers.
"Joseph Koenig's new book is just as terrific as his debut, Floater. The characters are quirky and offbeat, the action is cinematic but real, and Koenig's New York is fresh and funny." Donald E. Westlake
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Book Description Grafton, 1990. Paperback. Condition: very good. Synopsis:-This crime thriller from the author of "Floater" takes the reader on an entertaining tour of New York City`s sleazier side. It centres around Russian-born Kate Piro, who has no difficulty attracting men, but soon finds that they are about to lead her into some complicated trouble. -> this Paperback book the publishing house is Grafton in 1990 it has 260 pages booksalvation have grade it as very good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Reasonable used book it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK. book. Seller Inventory # 9780140106152AE6081
Book Description Penguin Books, UK, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Remainder mark. Light reading wear. Very clean used copy. Seller Inventory # 010901
Book Description Penguin 1990 Paperback, 1990. Condition: Good. 272 pages. Seller Inventory # 219833