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Ring Game
Ring Game
Author: Pete Hautman
ISBN-13: 9780671021450
ISBN-10: 0671021451
Publication Date: 10/1/1998
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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A good comic thriller.
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Written with all the wit, charm, humor, and imagination his fans have come to expect, Pete Hautman brings back some of his quirkiest characters in a comic thriller that rival the best of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen.


Ex-cop Joe Crow has unwittingly gotten on the bad side of his father's best friend, Axel Speeter. This happened when he introduced Axel's almost-daughter, Carmen Roman, to a character by the name of Hyatt Hilton, a onetime coke dealer who claims to be walking the staight and narrow. Wedding bells are about to ring and Axel insists that Joe dust off his investigative skills to make sure the groom isn't selling any lines.

Crow's closer look at Hyatt pushes him into a dispute between Hilton and the Amaranthines, a "we'll-never-die" cult Hilton helped to found. They seem willing to do anything to extend their life spans--including planting Joe Crow in a Dumpster. What follows is a shooting or two, a good deal of property damage, and many bad feelings. If Joe doesn't get himself out of this mess soon, it's a good bet the next church bells heard tolling won't be for a wedding--but for Joe's funeral.