Hot Plastic by Peter Craig

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Kevin's dad, Jerry, is a crook. And he taught his son every trick in the book. Masters of identity theft, Kevin and Jerry move from one seedy motel to another, always trying for the big score. Colette is a runaway who dreams of conning her way into the upper echelons of high society. Just a teenager, she's already a tough and talented grifter, and soon becomes Jerry's girlfriend and accomplice. When Jerry is arrested, Colette makes Kevin her willing shill, dragging him along in her endless pursuit of sophistication. Meanwhile, Kevin's compulsive pursuit of new cons, bolder hoaxes, and better forgeries leads them to violent and unimagined retributions. When Jerry is released on parole, the three are reunited for one final scam, a patchwork of old and new techniques that should set them all up for life. The question is, would they rather work together or show each other up Hot Plastic is a hugely satisfying suspense novel about family and criminal intent from a fresh new voice.

About Peter Craig

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Michelle Ferrari is an award-winning writer and producer of documentaries. She lives in New York City. James Tobin won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his first book, "Ernie Pyle's War, " and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for "To Conquer the Air." Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, he holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.
Published March 3, 2004 by Hyperion. 357 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Con man Jerry Swift has been dragging his 15-year-old son, Kevin, through America's dingiest boonies as long as the poor kid can remember.

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Jerry could not take the time to care for Kevin so he hired Colette, not much older than Kevin, to care for him while he continued doing what he did best.

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