Using the same mixture of action, charm, and believable characters that made his television series like The Rockford Files so much fun, Stephen J. Cannell has come up with a thriller that's as bright and breezy as a day at the beach. Ace grifter Beano X. Bates and his extended family make a nice living conning folks out of their savings with scams like "The Most Valuable Dog in the World." But when a New Jersey mobster named Joe Rina puts him in the hospital, Beano is out for massive revenge. With the help of a harried but sexy female prosecutor, the Bates family pulls off a series of consummate cons that leap to life from the printed page.
Stephen J. Cannell is best known for producing television shows with lots of action but he is also a novelist. His books are like his TV shows - fast, light, and lots of action. "King Con" is no exception. It's the story of Beano, a con artist who is almost beaten to death and his cousin murdered after one of his scams. Beano, along with his extended family of grifters, vows revenge. "King Con" is a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Stephen J. Cannell is the writer for The Rockford Files, The Commish, The A Team. Creats criminal characters. Good
Stephen J. Cannell of television fame (The Rockford Files, The Commish and The "A" Team) writes about the King of The Con Men!
I really enjoyed the inside view in the world of the con man. Highly recommend this read.