Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich

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by Brian Azzarello, Victor Santos
     
 

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Richard "JUNK" Junkin has always lived on the edge of trouble. A former professional football star who's career was cut short by injury (and gambling problems), he now finds himself selling cars in New Jersey, dreaming of what-might-have-been and lusting after his boss's unbelievably spoiled, unbelievably sexy and unbelievably rich daughter, Victoria. So when the

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Richard "JUNK" Junkin has always lived on the edge of trouble. A former professional football star who's career was cut short by injury (and gambling problems), he now finds himself selling cars in New Jersey, dreaming of what-might-have-been and lusting after his boss's unbelievably spoiled, unbelievably sexy and unbelievably rich daughter, Victoria. So when the boss asks him to be her personal bodyguard as she tears up the New York City club scene, he leaps at the chance. But before long Junk becomes more of a lapdog than a chaperone, doing all of Victoria's dirty work...up to, and including, murder. This is the story of FILTHY RICH—the story of a disgraced man with a chip on his shoulder whose best years are behind him, dropped in the middle of a group of over-privileged rich girls ruthlessly competing with each other. For the love of a filthy rich girl (that he knows in his heart won't redeem him), he'll do whatever it takes because he just can't resist the hell of a ride she takes him on...in the fast lane. Without any brakes.

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School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up–Richard Junkin is a former pro-football player turned used-car salesman after blowing out his knee during a key play. Unfortunately, he is too honest to be a good salesman and consistently loses customers. His boss offers him a new opportunity: to be his daughter’s personal bodyguard. Caring only for the New York club scene and making headlines to embarrass her father, Victoria doesn’t make Junk’s new job easy. It doesn’t take him long to fall hard for her, and she takes full advantage of his good nature. The story takes a dark turn when Junk catches a man attempting to rape Victoria and kills him. The two get ensnared in a delicate web of violence and intrigue as they try to keep the murder a secret. Azzarello has created an authentic noir world in which the characters are not only out for themselves, but also out to get everyone else. Santos’s black-and-white artwork mixes a simplified but realistic look with the heavy shadows reminiscent of Frank Miller’s work, creating a gritty, dangerous feel throughout. Fans of hard-edged crime fiction along the lines of George Pelecanos and Joseph Finder will find the territory familiar but still thrilling as Junk learns that the only way he can survive in this heartless world is by becoming more cutthroat and manipulative than anyone else. Violence, drug and alcohol use, and graphic portrayal of sexual situations make this a title for mature readers.–Matthew L. Moffett, Pohick Regional Library, Burke, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401211844
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,117,372
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.63(d)

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Filthy Rich 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
NoirConnoissuer More than 1 year ago
Vertigo has figured it out! Hard bound graphic novels that can be carried and shared easily. There is more in this series and I expect these type of novels to be around! Great story and with great art. The tpye of story you get mad at loved ones when they interupt you.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
My main reason for reading this was that it was written by Brian Azzarello. That’s why I’m so surprised how much I didn’t like it. The overall plot was tedious and predictable. There was no character that was interesting. The dialogue was very cliché. The art by Victor Santos was serviceable but at times certain characters were hard to differentiate between. Overall, this is one of the weaker of the Vertigo Crime books I’ve read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago