||In Leslie Larson's relentlessly noir, keenly observant debut thriller, the lives of five completely alienated people intersect with disastrous consequences at Los Angeles' international airport. Meet Wylie, a depressed airport bartender; Wylie's convict brother, Logan; Logan's emotionally damaged daughter, Jewell; and finally, Rudy and Inez, a couple whose marriage becomes increasingly rocky when Rudy loses his job cleaning jet engines. Deep currents of foreboding run throughout the novel as Larson primes her characters for a collision course.
||In Slipstream, Leslie Larson traces the intertwining paths of five characters as each struggles to stay afloat in the face of major setbacks, minor failures, and a reckless pursuit of elusive second chances. When Rudy loses his job cleaning jets at the airport, his sanity and his marriage threaten to follow. While his wife, Inez, secretly saves her pennies and plots an escape, his coworker Wylie, a bartender at LAX, is about to receive the surprise of his life. Meanwhile, Wylie?s brother, Logan, freshly released from jail, tries desperately to stay out of trouble while traipsing through a minefield of temptation. And Logan?s daughter Jewell is nursing a heart broken once by an unfaithful girlfriend and again by a father who can?t seem to stick around. Though they don?t know it, these five people are headed toward an explosive event that will have consequences for them all.Deftly weaving suspense, humor, and revelation, Slipstream is a rich human drama with the breathless pace of a thriller and the soul of classic noir.Also available as a Books on Tape AudioBook and as an eBookFrom the Hardcover edition.
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||The lives of five very different people--Rudy, an unemployed airport worker; his unhappy wife Inez; his coworker Wylie, a bartender at LAX; Wylie's brother, Logan, an ex-convict struggling to put his life back together; and Jewell, Logan's daughter--intertwine as they move unwittingly toward an explosive confrontation that could change them all. A first novel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.