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.