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A Filthy Business Audiobook

A Filthy Business

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Publisher's Summary

Good intentions: they'll bite you every time.

A lifetime ago, brutally efficient fixer Phil Kubiak coldly cleaned up the messes of shady clients from Miami to Las Vegas by any means necessary - short of murder.

Now he's one eye and one working leg short of the man he used to be, scarred beyond recognition, and with the feds and criminal organizations in hot pursuit. Throwing back sour beer in a dingy bar, Phil recounts the long story of his bitter life to the only person left to listen...

Across the splintery table, a journalist in pursuit of a career-making interview has driven into the bowels of the desert, seeking not only an award-winning profile but also something more... something darker.

Will what she sees in Phil's empty gaze spur her toward forgiveness - or vengeance?

©2017 William Lashner (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Allen Anthony 06-06-17 Member Since 2013

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    "sometimes the reader and author are a great match!"

    Like Daniels turns in a great job, maybe his best yet!
    The story has it all , liars, conmen, enforcers, thugs, women of questionable reputation. And cold blooded killers what else could you ask for?
    The only thing I didn't like was the predictability of the ending, but what the heck this book gives you a great ride, and the ending is minor.
    This could be a movie with Sam Eliott in the staring role.
    The bad Guys are relentless in hunting down their victims.lots of blood and guts, shoot outs and great story telling

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 05-31-17
    Elaine 05-31-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Unforgettable (for good or ill)"

    Wow, I don't even know where to start. First off, this is not for the faint of heart; I read a lot of crime/noir/hardboiled books and this book made me gag in a few places. Second off this is an unforgettable book. The main character is a psychopath and recognizes that he is one. He has no empathy and thinks only of himself and how he can manipulate others to further his ambitions. Is he redeemed at the end of the book? That's for you to decide. The narrator is superb (maybe that's why I gagged 😏).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 06-26-17
    John tallevast, FL, United States 06-26-17 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "I was entertained"

    I'm sure Luke Daniels is one of the reasons why I like this book.

    The story was OK. You cannot be looking for a classical who done it. Or classical anything for that matter. It wasn't a very plausible book, but if you want to get out of your head for a few hours, this could be the book for you.

    It's just a fun story to listen to, brought to life by Luke Daniels

    J

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dtmurphy1 05-14-17
    Dtmurphy1 05-14-17

    Audible is a dyslexic's dream come true. I breeze through books and retain details like never before.

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    "twisted"

    It's not a typical mystery with the guys in the white hats and those in black. it had rich characters and a twisty and twisted plot. I really liked the protagonist/psychopath. this is the 3rd book I've read by William Lashner.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-09-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-09-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Weird, funny, shocking, unforgettable crime novel!"

    The protagonist is a likable psychopath and is one of the nicest character in the novel. A Filthy Business is a lawyer turned conman turned wanted criminal. The novel grabs the listeners attention in the opening chapter and lever lets go. Inside the author's brain is a weird place.

    Author William Lashner writes legal and crime thrillers that are more than a bit different from the usual fare. I like some and don't like others. In this case he tells a hell of a story which is made even better by the excellent narration of Luke Daniels.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Springfield, OH USA 09-06-17
    Kindle Customer Springfield, OH USA 09-06-17 Member Since 2010

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    wasn't sure if I could finish the book. so much more than I ever wanted to know about a psychopath. BUT I hung in there.... and I'm glad I did. brilliant performance by Luke Daniels.

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    Kenton Highland Park, IL, United States 08-28-17
    Kenton Highland Park, IL, United States 08-28-17 Member Since 2007

    Middle-aged, married dad of two, living in Northern Burbs of Chicago. Hard Sci Fi addict, and lover of great storytelling. Almost all of my reading is now in audio format.

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    "Great start of a series"

    So there's a little bit of tv-series formula here, but the story is so well told that it doesn't get in the way.

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    Lola 08-27-17
    Lola 08-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "NARRATOR GREAT!!!"

    Story good, narrator awesome! Here are more words for fifteen word minimum which is silly.

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    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 07-22-17
    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 07-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "If you bother, get the abridged version"

    What starts as a thriller, soon becomes long and drawn out to the point that you will skip chapters and never miss them, then becomes a comic rendition of every bad action movie you've ever seen. The characters become predictable, the story looses intensity as it tries to hard to be a great action novel. You finish just to see how many bad Hollywood action scene Lashner will weave into the story. Kind of sad, I had high hopes.

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    gloria 07-07-17
    gloria 07-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow! What a great book! "

    This is the best book I've listened to in a very long time. Like Daniels was excellent as always.

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