Mystery Sin Soracco Edge City

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Edge City

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9780525935209: Edge City

Fresh out of prison, Reno takes a job as a cocktail waitress at the Club Istanbul and becomes caught up in a world of sleazy sex, dope, blackmail, and murder.

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Just out of prison, Soracco's light-fingered heroine, Reno, slips into the Club Istanbul (in an unspecified American city) for a few drinks. As she watches her meager stash vanish in alcohol, she recognizes an old friend, Susanna--professional name Su'ad the Fortunate--belly dancing on stage. Soon Reno is waitressing amidst the surface sleaze of B-girls and watered-down booze, her eye on the best chance to score some money. Upstairs lives the up-to-no-good Mr. Huntington; downstairs the new manager Sinclair observes the assembled lost souls eager to stuff crumpled greenbacks down the front of Su'ad's sequined bra. An atmosphere thick with the suggestion of villainy clears as blackmail and murder emerge, deeds committed by any one (or more) of an extensive cast of losers, including Reno, who seems destined never to get a break. Soracco ( Low Bite ) keeps her eye on minutiae; thus readers learn more than they may need to know about how to light a stage full of moving flesh. Meandering through pools of booze and moments of tawdry sex and petty larceny, Soracco's dense, bravura narrative is nevertheless a triumph of (hard-boiled) style over substance.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Prose edged with sarcasm, deadly wit, and violence lends credence to hard-talking Reno, newly paroled burglar looking for a break. In the Club Istanbul, she runs into a former friend, an "Arabian" nude dancer who reintroduces her to a seamy world of booze, drug deals, blackmail, and murder. As a cocktail waitress trying to stay legit, Reno focuses the work's graphic and realistic lens. This has big-city tough stuff and interesting characters, but no particular detective to follow. Edge City is a marginal purchase.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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