Even before he invented Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr, Block was writing terrific thrillers such as this. Johnny Hayden and his partner had the perfect scam selling worthless Canadian land to marks. The scam just has to work, because at stake is Evvie--the girl with the long green heart.
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Lawrence Block has won more awards than almost any other living mystery writer. He was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. His work ranges from the searing noir investigations of alcoholic detective Matt Scudder to the witty adventures of master burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and includes many stunning stand-alone thrillers.From AudioFile:
Johnny and Doug, old cronies, think up an elaborate real estate scam--but who really gets taken? The mark is entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman, who happens to have a captivating and disenchanted secretary, Evelyn. Alan Sklar's experience doing radio and TV commercials serves him well as he impersonates Johnny, who pitches the deal to Gunderman. You believe every word he says in his warm, gravelly voice even though you know Johnny is lying through his teeth. Sklar also zeros in on Gunderman's smarmy self-assuredness and Evelyn's sexy persuasiveness as she worms her way into the scheme. This was written in 1965, before audiobooks became popular, but it makes the transition nicely. J.B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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