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By Don Winslow
Sometime pupil and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey may otherwise be completing a lifeless doctoral thesis than staring down the nostril of a loaded gun-- yet his new task does not sound harmful. All he is obtained to do is pull off the final word makeover: flip Polly Paget-- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haried broad-- right into a excellent woman in time to testify in a rape case opposed to Jack Landis, head of the kin Cable community and America's so much liked relations guy. yet Polly is not cooperating, and everyone-- together with a former FBI agent, and an obsessive-compulsive hitman, the Mafia, a porn prince, and a slew of tabloid reporters-- is on her path turning Neal's "simple" project right into a lethal video game of duck-duck-goose.
In a hellish and hilarious escapade that takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the intense lighting of Las Vegas, and eventually to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily equipped amusment park, Neal attempts to flee the mob's titanic weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's largest water slide.
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He’d seen Ed Levine eat. But he’d never seen any creature eat like Polly. Polly ate like a hyperkinetic steam shovel in a gravel pit. She scooped slices of London broil and heaps of baked potato into her mouth and consumed them without seeming to chew or, for that matter, swallow. And as the putative digestion process continued, her hand whirled around on the plate for another go. ” Karen asked. “Mmmflckmmmff,” answered Polly. “I think she’s asking you to pass the rolls,” Neal said. Polly smiled and nodded.
Charles felt dizzy. He took a deep breath and answered, “Yes ma’am. ” Charles watched helplessly as Mrs. Landis lowered her eyes, looked down at the desk, and nodded. He felt even worse when she looked back up, her eyes moist. ” she asked. ” Candy nodded again, then went back to perusing her data. Somehow, she thought, I have failed, failed to keep the passion alive. And Jackson found his way to Polly Paget. “Get me Polly Paget,” Ron Scarpelli said. Scarpelli thought this kind of simple, impossible command gave him an authoritative voice.
Polly held it up and said, “One of the things I’m going to do with the money is have my boobs done, because I’m thinking about trying Hollywood, and you need boobs. ” She held her hands out to demonstrate what she had in mind. Karen winced. “I think you look great,” she said. “Do you? Awwww,” Polly said. “Sometimes I think I look like a cheap tramp. I think that’s what the cops thought, like ‘She was asking for it,’ you know, but I wasn’t. I told Jack it was over. ” “So do I, but try telling that to the cops.