Let It Ride [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Let It Ride

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Overview


“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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429957632
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 771,985
  • File size: 265 KB

Meet the Author


JOHN MCFETRIDGE lives in Toronto and works as a staff writer for the TV cop show The Bridge, airing on CBS this fall.
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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Meh......

    Slow.....

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Let it Ride is a Wild Ride!

    I bought "Let It Ride" for my nook after reading some of the author's short fiction, which I enjoyed very much. I'm gving it a 5 star rating in the catagory of crime/suspense fiction. I have read many novels in the genre in 2010 and "Let it Ride" was the most entertaining of the lot. If Mel Torme is the Velvet Fog, then John McFetridge is the Velvet Pen, because his writing style, especially with dialogue, is so smooth. It's one of those rare novel's that are almost cinematic in style and storyline. I thought it would make a terrific movie, the whole time I was reading it. I have never been to Canada before, but after reading "Let it Ride", I feel like I have been there. It was a wild, exciting, dangerous trip, and I'l going to check out the author's other novels now.

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