Dead Cat Bounce by Norman Green

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Stoney gave up drinking, but it couldn't save his marriage. Leaving the big house in New Jersey to his wife and kids, he's living in the City—still working the profitable, if not 100 percent legal, angles with his partner, "Fat Tommy Bagadonuts." Then, out of the blue, Stoney's teenage daughter shows up with a problem: an unwanted admirer who needs to be cooled down . . . or eliminated.

But the secrets Marisa's been keeping from her father—like her night job as an exotic dancer—can't compare with those being guarded by the mysterious and violent man who's stalking her: a dangerous enigma with no past and a made-up name. He does, however, have lots of money—which makes him a very tempting mark for Stoney, Tommy, and their young streetwise "apprentice," Tuco. But people who look too closely into this guy's history have a habit of turning up dead.

 

About Norman Green

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Norman Green reports this about himself: "I have always been careful, as Mark Twain advised, not to let schooling interfere with my education. Too careful, maybe. I have been, at various times, a truck driver, a construction worker, a project engineer, a factory rep, and a plant engineer, but never, until now, a writer." He lives in Emerson, New Jersey, with his wife, and is hard at work on his second novel.
 
Published March 13, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 328 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Now Stoney has two complementary goals: to protect Marisa and to hit Prior where he thinks it will hurt the most—his bank account.

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When con man Stoney is told by his daughter, age 17, about a rich creep with ''a weird way of looking at me,'' he advises her to stop dancing at a Jersey strip joint and recruits lovable grifters to scam said creep.

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