By Don Winslow
Neal Carey has to maintain the mob, the FBI, and a huge tv character from killing his most recent client-- yet he's tempted to do the task himself.
Sometime pupil and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey may otherwise be completing a lifeless doctoral thesis than staring down the nostril of a loaded gun-- yet his new task doesn't sound risky. All he's obtained to do is pull off the last word makeover: flip Polly Paget-- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad-- right into a ideal girl in time to testify in a rape case opposed to Jack Landis, head of the family members Cable community and America's such a lot liked family members guy. yet Polly isn't cooperating, and everyone-- together with a former FBI agent, and an obsessive-compulsive hitman, the Mafia, a porn prince, and a slew of tabloid reporters-- is on her path turning Neal's "simple" task right into a lethal online game of duck-duck-goose.
In a hellish and hilarious escapade that takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the intense lighting fixtures of Las Vegas, and eventually to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily outfitted amusment park, Neal attempts to flee the mob's monstrous weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's largest water slide.
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