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Max Travis is one of the country's best prosecutors. In court, few can match his determination to bring criminals to justice, even if it's at the expense of his own personal life.
When two of Max's close friends are the victims of a violent robbery, that leaves one of them critically injured, Max begins an investigation into the crime, only to have life throw him a curve ball in the form of Dana Waverleigh-a beautiful woman who may just turn out to be the love of his life.
But there are things about Dana that Max hasn't discovered. Running from the past, Dana is trying to escape her ex-lover, Jack Nizhl,, one of the robbers in Max's case. When Jack learns of Dana's involvement with Max, he pressures her for information, causing her to question where her true love lies.
All the while, Jack's partner, an unbalanced meth addict, comes closer and closer to taking out any and all people who might have a hand in bringing him in, including his partner's former lover.
As Max becomes further entangled in this dangerous web of deceit, he no longer knows whom he can trust, only that if he doesn't bring in the criminals soon, he and the woman he's grown to love may be the next victims.
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"Patton's got the classic moves of the great genre stylists and the effortless cool of an Elmore Leonard."
"If you haven't read Jim Patton's uniquely funny, hard-hitting novels, do so immediately. The Shake blew me away, and his latest, Dying for Dana, really smokes. Patton's got the classic moves of the great genre stylists and the effortless cool of an Elmore Leonard. This is the kind of new, exciting writing that bodes well for the future of crime fiction."-George Pelecanos, New York Times bestselling author of Right as Rain
Praise for The Shake
"The type of hard-hitting, bullet-paced crime novel that Elmore Leonard writes so well."-Phillip Margolin, author of The Undertaker's Widow
"This is the way Elmore Leonard would write about pro basketball if he were as knowledgeable and cynical on the subject as Patton. Grab this book before it becomes a cult item, like Patton's previous books."-Allen Barra, Salon
"The Shake has action galore, the characters all ring true and there are enough twists and turns in the plot to satisfy the most jaded crime novel enthusiast. And if hard-boiled is your literary drink of choice: Salud."-The Denver Post
"Patton's plot, fueled by slick moves and a knowing air of debauchery, drives forward relentlessly."-Kirkus Reviews
"A gut-wrenching, white-knuckle page-turner. I dug it to the max."-Harlan Coben, author of Darkest Fear
Jim Patton lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Book Description Forge, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First American Edition. Max Travis, unmatchable prosecutor, becomes involved in a tangled web of danger and deceit when two of his friends are violently robbed and the new love of his life is running from her connection with one of the thieves. Promotional material laid in Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Mystery. Seller Inventory # 050780S
Book Description Forge, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Author of THE SHAKE. New, unread copy, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. M10. Seller Inventory # 11154
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