Vinnie's Head by Marc Lecard

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Small-time Long Island criminal, Johnnie LoDuco, after giving up a promising career as a smut peddler, gets involved with some friends who rob a convenience store, get caught because they are too stoned to make a getaway, and then pin all the blame on him.  And when his childhood buddy Vinnie bails him out of jail, he agrees to partake in a scam Vinnie has put together that will make them all rich. The only problem is: while out fishing one day Johnnie reels in the biggest catch of his life... Vinnie's head on the end of the fishing line. Now mafia types, bounty hunters, and Vinnie's girlfriend are after him, and Johnnie LoDuco doesn't have a clue as to why. Plus, they all seem to want Vinnie's head, but Johnnie seems to have misplaced it in an ice cooler--and if he wants to live he needs to get it back.

About Marc Lecard

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MARC LECARD was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He now lives in Oakland, California with his wife, 3,000 books, and a growing collection of obsolete computers. Vinnie’s Head is his first novel.
Published March 6, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 356 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a rare moment of insight, Johnnie reflects that “we made a great team, except for me.” Vinnie’s plan runs into a snag, literally, when Johnnie, idly fishing off the end of a pier, hooks his buddy’s severed head.

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This grisly discovery leads to an engaging comedy of errors, as LoDuco struggles to stay one step ahead of crooked cops, an amiable serial killer, mobsters and mysterious figures who may be pulling the strings of an international financial conspiracy.

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But when LoDuco reels Vinnie's head in on the end of a fishing line --- without the rest of Vinnie to go along with it --- all bets are off.

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Johnnie spends most of his time on the run, hiding from the police and a few other notable nasties who'd like to get their hands on the head and then dispose of Johnnie in any unceremonious fashion they can come up with.

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