Point Doom by Dan Fante
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Fans of regulation crime novels will likely find the action unfocused, even blurry, but readers on the lookout for the unusual have got their summer read.
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From Dan Fante, the son of novelist John Fante, comes a gritty detective novel featuring JD Fiorella, an ex-private investigator who's bent on avenging his friend's murder.

Failed private investigator JD Fiorella was a pro at finding trouble. Mixing it up with the wrong people in New York, he escaped to L.A.—only to hit rock-bottom after too many nightmares and too much booze.

Now forty-six and sober, JD is working hard to get it together. Living in Malibu at his mother's house in Point Dume, he's got a new job selling used cars with his friend Woody and a new girlfriend. But just as things are looking up, JD discovers a gruesome murder. Now the ex-private detective has to make a choice.

Determined to exact vengeance, he follows a twisting trail of clues that leads him to unexpected truths about himself and his new life—and to a psychopathic killer with an eerie connection to his past. And, as JD soon learns, this time there's no easy way out.

 

About Dan Fante

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Dan Fante is the son of novelist John Fante. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. At nineteen he hitchhiked across the country, eventually ending up in New York City where he was a cab driver for seven years and held a hundred other jobs in order to survive. Fante battled with alcoholism for many years and was arrested many times for his numerous stupidities. After getting sober, and in hope of remaining permanently indignant, Fante took up writing novels in his mid-forties. Today Dan Fante is sober and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ayrin and his son Michelangelo Giovanni Fante. Fante is the author of the novels 86'd, Chump Change, Mooch, Spitting Off Tall Buildings, the short story collection Short Dog; two books of poetry, and the plays The Boiler Room and Don Giovanni. He continues to write every day.
 
Published May 28, 2013 by Harper Perennial. 371 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 29 2013

Fans of regulation crime novels will likely find the action unfocused, even blurry, but readers on the lookout for the unusual have got their summer read.

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