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Chop Suey

Chop Suey

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by Ty Hutchinson
     
 

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Add one lovable dope.
Layer in a vicious serial killer.
Throw in a couple of Triad gang members.
Mix in a pair of Chinatown detectives.
Combine it all with Ling Chi, death by 1,000 cuts.
And you have the perfect recipe for Chop Suey.

When disgraced sales associate Darby Stansfield discovers he has six months to save his job, he does what

Overview

Add one lovable dope.
Layer in a vicious serial killer.
Throw in a couple of Triad gang members.
Mix in a pair of Chinatown detectives.
Combine it all with Ling Chi, death by 1,000 cuts.
And you have the perfect recipe for Chop Suey.

When disgraced sales associate Darby Stansfield discovers he has six months to save his job, he does what any normal person would do. He freaks.

Desperate to resurrect his career at Teleco Wireless, Darby conjures up an international scheme filled with the promise of endless, high-spending clients. It's brilliant, it's international, it would have his boss snooping and his best friend sweating, but it has Darby on a plane to Hong Kong where he signs his latest client, a Chinese gang.

Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in San Francisco and Darby has no idea that his brilliant plan has just put him on collision course with the killer.

To make matters worse, those closest to him find themselves caught up in his dangerous plan. Darby must now make a tough decision -- give up on the one good idea he ever had or risk it all.

Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth A. White Book Reviews - Elizabeth White
"Hutchinson deftly weaves his three plot lines together in an increasingly frenetic pace, rocketing to an explosive conclusion."-- Elizabeth A. White Book Reviews
The Book Review - Allen Cook
Ty Hutchinson did an excellent job of bringing his characters to life, weaving several stories together and bringing them to an exciting conclusion."--The Book Review
Reading Review - Mark McKenna
"Chop Suey, a debut novel by Ty Hutchinson, is a fast, funny and well-plotted thriller set in San Francisco and Hong Kong. Chop Suey mostly stays light and fun, then turns gritty when the storyline calls for it. I enjoyed the book. It kept me turning pages. It's not easy to write comedy, introduce a vicious serial killer, and navigate successfully between the two. I rated this book a 9 out of 10."--Reading Review
BlogCritics - Leslie Wright
"It is both intrinsically funny and inherently evil, a strangely intoxicating blend, one that keeps the action rolling."--BlogCritics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012458421
Publisher:
Ty Hutchinson
Publication date:
04/29/2011
Series:
A Darby Stansfield Thriller , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
142,846
File size:
659 KB

Meet the Author

Hello. My name is Ty Hutchinson.

I'm the author of the best selling Darby Stansfield novels. Readers have described them as Tarantino meets The Office with a splash of romance. I've also released Corktown, the first novel in my new series featuring FBI Agent, Abby Kane. I'm very excited about it. Before this whole author thing came up, I spent twenty-two years in advertising. I'm done with that.

When I’m not writing thrillers, you’ll find me traveling the world, playing video games, eating and reading, or watching HGTV. Yup, me likey the HGTV. Don't hate.

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Chop Suey 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
honoliipali More than 1 year ago
The other reviewers are needlessly harsh on the author for the lack of professional editing. Yes, the obvious grammar, missing words, wrong words break up the flow. But get over it. This is an indie novel, given to most reviewers, and extremely cheap to purchase in the eBook format. It is a generally good read for a miniscule, if any, cost to the reader. The storyline is well described by other reviewers. I need not add to the potential spoilers. This is an entertaining read and a decent thriller. The characters are established sufficiently to know who they are and what role they played in the story. I never lost track of any characters and felt they were all well integrated. This is a fun read and I will definitely read the sequel. I urge you to take a chance on this author.
Sue_in_CT More than 1 year ago
I started to read Chop Suey: A Darby Stansfield Thriller by Ty Hutchinson and put it down because I just couldn't get into it. Months went by and I picked it up again and I am so glad I did. I don't know if it was the mood I was in the first time I tried to read it or what but this imaginative and well written story had me turning page after page.  I admit that I did not find Darby, the main character such a likeable person. To me he appeared lazy and one of those people that don't want to 'work' for a living but wanted things handed to him simply because he was there. I understand he was a bit down because when he did work to get an account another person in the office ended up signing it right from under his nose and then rubs it in his face. Instead of getting over it and plugging away at it, he comes up with this scheme to make a fake company to hide the fact that he is working with organized crime overseas to help make them successful. Not only is he putting himself in risk but others as well. With all that being said, I do know people like this, not people that work with organized crime but I mean people that always looking for some easy way to do something no matter how legal or what it cost them or anyone else. Sorry to say Darby's do exist and although he isn't my favorite character, he certainly is believable and gets himself into some deep water.  The secondary characters were much more likeable. His co-worker/friend really adds the humor and then there is his girlfriend and I use that term loosely. Even the owner of the restaurant was developed nicely but for sake of writing any spoilers I won't say any more about these characters.  The plot is a great one. Not necessarily believable but then again the author never claimed this is a true story. I found some parts very surprising as it twists and turns along the pages while other parts were quite expected. So many elements were included in the story that it never was boring. I found humor, suspense, and of course there were murders. These murders were not only being done by the organized crime overseas (no surprise there but who is doing it and why was) but by a serial killer in CA. I guess you can say this is really a three part plot because there is the Darby trying to save his job and dealing with the organized crime, Darby with his 'girlfriend', and of course this serial killer in Chinatown, San Francisco. All these came together to keep the pace moving forward. I totally enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next one in the series to see what Darby comes up with next. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finished the book in two days, I couldn't put it down! Darby is a character you can't help but love. Darby and his "darbytastic" ideas keep you laughing the whole way through. An overall great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chop Suey Take one man down on his luck, on the verge of losing his job. Add one ingenious, out-of-the-box idea. Mix in his best friend, who thinks the idea is not only crazy, but dangerous. Throw in a girl, some intrigue, false identify, gangs, murder, theft, money, a serial killer, two countries and a bit of humor. Mix well and you have a thrilling good read called Chop Suey. ?Here's to Ty Hutchinson, hope you continue to write!
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