Kings of Midnight (Hardcover)
|Author: Wallace Stroby|
|Called "crime fiction''s best bad girl ever" by "Kirkus Reviews," Crissa Stone returns in Stroby''s latest hardboiled gem for one more big score, enough to bribe her lover''s way out on parole and get her daughter back.|
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?Crime fiction's best bad girl ever? returns in Wallace Stroby's latest hardboiled gem (starred Kirkus Reviews)
Crissa Stone, a career criminal, would like to get out of the life. All she needs is one more big score, enough to bribe her lover's way out on parole and get her daughter back. But things keep going wrong, like her last two partners killing each other instead of walking away $150K richer. While she took their cut, the mess she left behind means she's on the run again. But so is Benny Roth, a former mobster who's been straight for years, until a face from the past shows up to tell him that Joey Dio is finally dead, and ask about a mysterious five million dollars that Joey was rumored to have stashed away years ago. Benny denies knowing anything about it, claims he's out of the business completely, but he also has a pretty good idea where the money might be, and he's willing to risk everything for one last score. These two are on a collision course, and in the hardboiled world of Wallace Stroby,|chances are slim that either one is going to get what they want without paying a high price.
"As coolly efficient and professional as its heroine, this thriller [contains] lean storytelling that pauses only for meticulously detailed descriptions of criminals at work or in conflict." 01/30/2012