The Accounting by William Lashner

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Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his pals Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it.

They were wrong.

Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is on the rocks, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has taken his job and decimated his finances. Worst of all, when he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, he knows the past has risen from its grave to grab him by the throat.

The battle that ensues will send Jon skittering across a landscape wracked by the Great Recession to confront the demons of his past: the grade-school bully who has terrorized him for decades, the grandfather that betrayed him, the girl that got away. And in the middle of a fight to death, with his daughter’s life hanging in the balance, Jon Willing learns the most brutal of truths:

The piper always gets paid, and sometimes he gets paid in blood.


About William Lashner

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William Lashner is the New York Timesbestselling creator of Victor Carl, who has been praised by Booklist as one of mysterys most compelling, most morally ambiguous characters. His crime novels include Blood and Bone, Killers Kiss, Marked Man, Fatal Flaw, and Hostile Witness. His novel Kockroach, published under the name Tyler Knox, was a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice for fiction. A former prosecutor with the Department of Justice and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, his work has sold worldwide and been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Published May 14, 2013 by Thomas & Mercer. 426 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A milksop of a protagonist sinks this overstuffed thriller from Lashner (Blood and Bone). J.J. Moretti, an unemployed Philadelphia mortgage broker, has a secret in his past. This secret—not revealed u

Mar 04 2013 | Read Full Review of The Accounting

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As JJ slowly and methodically makes his way from Vegas back to Philadelphia, he recounts the story of what led him to his present circumstances, going back to his childhood, through the impulsive, reckless and dangerous action of his youth that has put him in dire straits, and how that has affect...

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