Con Ed

Con Ed

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Baker & Taylor
After spending five years in prison, con man Kip Largo is approached by the wife of billionaire Ed Napier for help in stealing her husband's money, a job that Kip turns down, until his son gets in trouble with the Russian mafia.

Blackwell North Amer
Here's the setup. A blond in shades walks into a bar. Spots this hustler who's trying to stay out of the game. Tells him she has a slap-happy billionaire husband and a big score in her pretty little head. All the hustler has to do is what he does best: lie, cheat, fake, and steal - and watch both the money and the girl fall into his lap.
Trouble is, the hustler has pulled every con in the book, and he instinctively knows this: The blonde can't just be a beautiful blonde, the score can't just be a score, and the big bad husband has to have an angle of his own. Most of all, Kip Largo has serious suspicions about himself. After all, he's just gotten out of prison and isn't interested in going back.
But for a man who was born the son of a grifter and now lives in a Palo Alto apartment whose carpeting was last changed when Eisenhower was president, the blonde in the bar bit is starting to look too good to pass up. Then, as in any good con, the pot gets sweetened - and the incentives rise - when Kip's son shows up with a story about a big gambling debt to the Russian mob. Now Kip is going all-in, doubts and all. He'll call in old favors from everyone from a porn princess to a slightly bent computer nerd. All because that blonde, her husband's billions, and a strange racket called fatherhood have convinced Kip that he might just be smart, skilled, and lucky enough to walk away with a fortune. Or not.

Hachette Book Group
This darkly comic debut is about the worlds greatest con man (before he got busted), the con mans son (whos in debt to the Russian mob), and a billionaires beautiful wife (whos got an evil plan). Great fun . . . very, very hard to put down.--"New York Times."

& Taylor

Losing everything after spending five years in prison, con man Kip Largo finds his life taking an odd turn when Lauren Napier, wife of billionaire venture capitalist Ed Napier, asks him to help steal her husband's money, a job that Kip turns down, until his son shows up requesting his assistance in dealing with the Russian mafia. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446579551
Characteristics: 285, [2] p. ; 24 cm


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