Former Wall Street whiz and current convict Mickey Steinberg is nearing the end of his three-year sentence at Yankton - the cushy country club prison where he's enjoyed celebrity status - and he's ready to get out and get back on top. He doesn't have the resources he once did, but he's already hatched a new plan to sell a forgery of a stolen Van Gogh painting through the shady underground art market. He and his new partner, the smooth-talking Paul Reece, have a mark in mind: The sleazy con-man art dealer who swooped in on Mickey's beloved ex-wife after he was locked up. But with his old partner, Jack Grass, hell-bent on revenge and his pre-prison life closed to him, it won't be easy.
As their plan becomes ever more complex, Mickey realizes he just wants to make good and make it out alive. A madcap heist with a shrewd insider's eye on the high-rollers and lowlifes that run New York City - a place where no man is too big to fail.
©2013 David T. Lender (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Mickey has been in prison for three years for insider stock trading. His beloved wife has taken up with an "art dealer" who is really a con-man who has take $8 million from her, although she believes he has invested it for her. Mickey and a friend hatch a scheme to get Mickey's wife and the $8 million the con man has stolen from her back. The go to great extremes to con the con-man.
This is a light and fun novel that is well worth the cost and the time invested.
Most definitely. Audiobooks ought to be listened to multiple times. You get something different out of each experience.
I feel like with Mickey Outside, it would be easier to pick up the little details and foreshadowing the second time through.
Indeed. It wasn't as predictable as I thought it would be. I constantly was second guessing myself on what was going to happen next.
It was always about Goldstein.
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