Let It Ride

Let It Ride

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by John McFetridge
     
 

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"McFetridge channels Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, with dialogue Quentin Tarantino would kill for."--Ken Bruen

The author of two critically acclaimed Canadian crime novels, with Let It Ride John McFetridge takes us deep inside the gray zone that exists between the Canadian/American border, delivering all the up to the minute twists and

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"McFetridge channels Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, with dialogue Quentin Tarantino would kill for."--Ken Bruen

The author of two critically acclaimed Canadian crime novels, with Let It Ride John McFetridge takes us deep inside the gray zone that exists between the Canadian/American border, delivering all the up to the minute twists and edgy action of an episode of The Wire.

Vernard 'Get' McGetty is back from serving in Afghanistan, back dealing drugs in Detroit and looking to move up with his buddy JT, a guy he met in Kandahar who also happens to be the leader of the Saints of Hell--a notorious Ontario biker gang currently in the process of taking over all North of the border drug traffic. Commuting weekly across the line into the center of JT's high flying empire, Get hooks up with Sunitha, a decidedly independent woman who's gone from working seedy massage parlors to robbing them at gunpoint--and has dreams of a much bigger score: taking the Saints for the millions they have stashed in gold bars. Meanwhile, the Toronto cops have the Saints under a microscope. Detectives Price and McKeon are getting nowhere with a double drive-by killing on the Gardiner Expressway--a husband and wife returning from a swingers party--and the investigation keeps leading back to the Saints…

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McFetridge (Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, 2008, etc.) bundles love, lust, avarice, ambition, perfidy, betrayal and drug dealing north of the border, all drenched in noir. Sunitha Suraiya has never doubted that she was meant for better things. She has no moral objection to massage parlors and prostitution; it's just that the money isn't there. The serious money she needs to get out of town, the kind of money she's fantasized about forever, requires a secret master plan. Sunitha's dreams of gold bullion dim, however, whenever she recalls who actually owns the gold-a Toronto drug lord who won't give it up except to a heavy-duty alliance. While she dreams, Sunitha passes the time knocking over selected spas where rich white ladies can be counted on to furnish a welcome supply of ready cash and jewelry. That all ends with the arrival of Vernard "Get" McGetty, a tough, resourceful, battle-savvy Afghanistan vet. Get is powerfully drawn to smart, sexy Sunitha, who sees in him a qualified enabler. Meanwhile, the drug lords are jockeying for position in a way that gives hope to law-enforcement officers hungry for indictments. But can the cops trust each other? For that matter, can Sunitha trust her enabler? And can he trust her?Though Sunitha's story has to contend with too many subplots, it's still a very good story.

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ISBN-13:
9781429957632
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,137,691
File size:
0 MB

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