Puerto Vallarta Squeeze by Robert James Waller

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The author of the blockbuster The Bridges of Madison County blends passion and adventure in the story of an American novelist in Mexico and his young lover, who take a trip with a killer.
 

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Robert James Waller was born in Rockford, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa and the Indiana University School of Business. He was a professor of management and, later, dean of the business school at the University of Northern Iowa. He has written short stories and novels, but is best known as the author of The Bridges of Madison County, which was adapted into a movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The book surpassed Gone with the Wind as the bestselling novel of all time. Waller received the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library.
 
Published September 26, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Romance. Fiction

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For language mavens, there are Waller's trademark meditations on elemental truths, the killing business (``we've cheapened the idea of killing, so that it's everyman's intellectual game,'' contends inscrutably manly Price, who ``know[s] what killing means, and it's an untidy business''), and ``th...

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Lighting out for new territory but going badly astray, Waller (Border Music) mixes his usual conceits with the outlines of a thriller. Looking for inspiration and a cheap place to live off his dwindli

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The ""shooter"" (which is how he is identified for most of the novel) offers Danny $3000 to drive him to the border, and Danny, sniffing material for a book that could remake his name, agrees.

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Anyhow, before you can say ''Pancho Villa,'' the killer has followed Danny and his knockout Mexican girlfriend to a second bar, where he makes Danny a proposition: $5,000 cash for a ride to the U.S. border.

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