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The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime | [Lynn Kostoff]

The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime

In sun-baked Phoenix, Arizona, this never-predictable tale tosses into its antic mix a dead father, his two sons - one a small-time ex-con with a consistent genius for sabotaging his own best interests, the other a straight, uptight solid citizen with a moneymaking chain of dry-cleaning stores and a restive ex-stewardess of a wife named Evelyn. Recently released from prison for possession of a truckload of black-market saguaro cacti - and in deep debt to an unforgiving crank dealer, Jimmy Coates returns home only to discover that his brother has cut him out of his inheritance.
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In sun-baked Phoenix, Arizona, this never-predictable tale tosses into its antic mix a dead father, his two sons - one a small-time ex-con with a consistent genius for sabotaging his own best interests, the other a straight, uptight solid citizen with a moneymaking chain of dry-cleaning stores and a restive ex-stewardess of a wife named Evelyn.

Recently released from prison for possession of a truckload of black-market saguaro cacti - and in deep debt to an unforgiving crank dealer, Jimmy Coates returns home only to discover that his brother has cut him out of his inheritance. A not-unjustifiable desire to settle old scores and new sends Jimmy on a robbery spree that wipes out four of his brother's dry-cleaning establishments. But when he finds himself tumbling for a mutinously sexy Evelyn, the impulse to vengeance reverses itself.Unwittingly, however, Jimmy has already set in motion a series of dangerous consequences - adultery, blackmail, love, betrayal - that culminate in a blueprint for murder. And it could be Jimmy himself who is taking the long fall.

©2003 Lynn Kostoff (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    What would have made The Long Fall better?

    At least one character to admire or root for.


    Has The Long Fall turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but it won't choose this author again.


    Have you listened to any of Brit Whittle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Gratuitous violence by stupid bad guys on stupid "good" guys. I couldn't finish this book. Tried three times, but just couldn't keep going!

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    Nissa Brooklyn, NY, United States 02-13-14
    Nissa Brooklyn, NY, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up The Long Fall in three words, what would they be?

    Love overcomes failures.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Imperfect characters finding redemption despite themselves.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The botched robbery scene was tense and heartbreaking.


    Any additional comments?

    Voice of the narrator on the audiobook was perfect for this story.

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    Well Done. Totally captured the spirit of the book.


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    Readers should definately give this a try!!

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