Ah, Treachery! by Ross Thomas & Joe Gores

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Ah, Treachery!, the last novel Thomas wrote before his death, tells the story of one Captain Edd "Twodees" Partain, drummed out of the Army and hounded by rumors of his involvement in a secret operation in El Salvador. Twodees gets hired on to help a fundraiser for the "Little Rock folks" recover funds that were stolen from an illicit stash used to smooth over problems and pay off hush money. Meanwhile, Partain is involved in a storefront operation called VOMIT (Victims of Military Intelligence Treachery) trying to defend former intelligence operatives such as Partain from those who are trying to cover up the past permanently.


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Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Two Edgar Awards, and other prizes, only complement the abundant praise that Thomas has received.Thomas died in 1995, and since then all but one of his twenty-five novels have gone out of print. This should never have happened to the man of whom The New Yorker has said, “Very few...are as consistently entertaining...even fewer can match him for style and power.” St. Martin’s Minotaur is proud to remedy this situation by reissuing Thomas’s novels. So start reading, and prepare to join Ross Thomas’s legions of admiring fans.
Published April 1, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 292 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Now, just as Twodees, cashiered from the service, is being hounded out of his latest dead-end job by Hudson's slimy sidekick, Colonel Ralph Waldo Millwed, Twodees's old friend Nick Patrokis, co-founder of Victims of Military Intelligence Treachery (VOMIT), gets a lead that may finally blow the li...

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and D.C., Thomas's yarn reaffirms his expertise at the black-humored political thriller, from the sarcastic title and swift pacing through the acronym for a veterans' outfit (Victims of Military Intelligence Treachery) to Altford's offhand remark that ``Little Rock'' is ``real, real grateful for ...

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Upon being fired from the gun shop, Partain calls a friend at VOMIT ­- Victims of Military Intelligence Treachery ­- to look for a job.

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