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Bagmen
by William Lashner


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Victor Carl is back, and back in trouble. 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Victor Carl is back, and back in trouble. 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. Now Victor's only way out might lie with a brotherhood of shady characters with sacks full of cash, bad fedoras, and their own twisted set of rules. Will Victor's new friends help him find a killer or bury him deep?


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781477822838
  • ISBN-10: 1477822836
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 385
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Series: Victor Carl #1

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Shamus Award–finalist Lashner brilliantly mixes anger and humor in his eighth novel featuring sad-sack lawyer Victor Carl (after 2007’s A Killer’s Kiss). When Victor attaches himself to the underbelly of the reelection campaign of Pennsylvania Congressman DeMathis, he recognizes that he’s just an errand boy carrying illegal payoffs from one place to another. He’d be happier if he could stop noticing how ugly corruption is so that he could relax and wallow in it. The brutal murder of a young woman to whom he just gave a blackmail payoff, however, makes Victor see that he’s being set up as the fall guy and that he can’t trust the people around him—his Machiavellian friend from law school, DeMathis’s enigmatic, weirdly sexy sister, and the crew of veteran bagmen who give him lessons in unscrupulous behavior. The plot itself is admirably taut, but readers will delight most in watching Victor’s savagely hilarious struggle against his better nature. Agent: Wendy Sherman, Wendy Sherman Associates. (Aug.)

 
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