Victor Carl

8 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

Marked Man Publisher's Summary

"It must have been a hell of a night. One of those long, dangerous nights where the world shifts and doors open. A night of bad judgment and wrong turns, of weariness and hilarity and a hard sexual charge that both frightens and compels. A night where your life changes irrevocably, for better or for worse, but who the hell cares, so long as it changes.

It must have been a night just like that, yeah, if only I could remember it."

All Victor Carl knows is that he's just woken up with his suit in tatters, his socks missing, and a stinging pain in his chest thanks to a new tattoo he doesn't remember getting: a heart inscribed with the name Chantal Adair.

"My apartment is trashed, my partnership is cracking up, I'm drinking too much, flirting with reporters, sleeping with Realtors. Frankly, I'm in desperate need of something hard and clean in my life, and finding Chantal is all I have."

Is Chantal Adair the love of Victor's life or a terrible drunken mistake? Victor intends to find out, but right now he's got bigger concerns. His client, a wanted man, needs to come in out of the cold, and he's got a stolen painting for Victor to use as leverage.

But someone is not happy that the painting has surfaced. Or that the client is threatening to tell all. Or that Victor is sniffing around for information about Chantal Adair. The closer Victor comes to figuring it all out, the deeper into danger he falls, as the ghosts of the past return to claim what's theirs.

©2006 William Lashner (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 6

    • Marked Man

    • By: William Lashner
    • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    All Victor Carl knows is that he's just woken up with his suit in tatters, his socks missing, and a stinging pain in his chest thanks to a new tattoo he doesn't remember getting: a heart inscribed with the name Chantal Adair.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Marked Man

    • By Nesrine on 02-07-07

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 7

    • A Killer's Kiss

    • By: William Lashner
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Over the course of his shady legal career, Victor Carl has made a host of bad decisions, but letting his ex-fiancee Julia, fall back into his life and into his bed might be the worst. Julia's husband has just been murdered, her fingerprints are all over the crime scene, and $1.7 million in cash has inexplicably vanished. If Victor didn't know better, he might think Julia was setting him up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read, greater listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Bagmen

    • Victor Carl, Book 8
    • By: William Lashner
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 24

    At a low point in his lowly career, Victor finds himself skulking through the streets of Philadelphia carrying a bag full of money for an ambitious politician. It is a rotten job on the wrong side of anyone’s line, but with bag in hand Victor is suddenly hobnobbing with the city’s elite, filling his bank account, and having sex with the politician’s gorgeous and deranged sister. But just when Victor begins to think he’s got a future in the political game, one of his payoffs ends up in the pocket of a dead woman, and Victor goes from bagman to fall guy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a fascinating, fun mystery.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 10-03-14

    Regular price: $10.49