In sun-baked Phoenix, Arizona, this never-predictable tale tosses into its antic mix a dead father, his two sons--one a small-time ex-con with a consistent genius for sabotaging his own best interests, the other a straight, uptight solid citizen with a moneymaking chain of dry-cleaning stores and a restive ex-stewardess of a wife named Evelyn.
Recently released from prison for possession of a truckload of black-market saguaro cacti - and in deep debt to an unforgiving crank dealer, Jimmy Coates returns home only to discover that his brother has cut him out of his inheritance. A not-unjustifiable desire to settle old scores and new sends Jimmy on a robbery spree that wipes out four of his brother's dry-cleaning establishments. But when he finds himself tumbling for a mutinously sexy Evelyn, the impulse to vengeance reverses itself.
Unwittingly, however, Jimmy has already set in motion a series of dangerous consequences - adultery, blackmail, love, betrayal - that culminate in a blueprint for murder. And it could be Jimmy himself who is taking the long fall.
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Six times daily, Jimmy Coates has to die to titillate the audiences at Big and Bigger Jones’s Wild West Park, working a double shift (three shootouts per shift) because he’s desperate for money.| Read Full Review of The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
This craftily written noir thriller by Kostoff (A Choice of Nightmares) stars Jimmy Coates, a downtrodden Phoenix ex-con whose primary goal in life is sidesteppinMay 26 2003 | Read Full Review of The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
This craftily written noir thriller by Kostoff (A Choice of Nightmares) stars Jimmy Coates, a downtrodden Phoenix ex-con whose primary goal in life is sidestepping his loan shark, Ray Harp ("the kind of guy who could make Darwin blush").| Read Full Review of The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
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The situations in a Kostoff novel may seem exotic or fantastic in the way of any crime novel (and unless you’re a criminal a crime novel, you know, fucking should feel exotic), but the characters and their motivations always hit painfully close to home.Aug 27 2010 | Read Full Review of The Long Fall: A Novel of Crime
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