A Long Walk Up the Water Slide by Don Winslow PDF
By Don Winslow
Neal Carey has to maintain the mob, the FBI, and a huge tv character from killing his most recent client-- yet he's tempted to do the activity himself.
Sometime scholar and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey could otherwise be completing a lifeless doctoral thesis than staring down the nostril of a loaded gun-- yet his new task doesn't sound risky. All he's bought 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 relatives Cable community and America's so much cherished relations guy. yet Polly isn't 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" task 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 at last to a hair-raising climax in a shoddily equipped amusment park, Neal attempts to flee the mob's sizeable weapons whereas taking a slippery stroll up the world's greatest water slide.
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I dare you,” said Jules. She spun around and backed up to Derek, lifting a handful of her kinky blond hair and offering up her own nape. Obediently, Derek bent his head forward and touched his lips there for half a second. ” he said as Jules released her hair, letting it fall down her back. And no matter how cool she was trying to be, I saw her eyes roll back in their sockets before she turned around to face Derek again. Kimmy and Charlotte saw it, too, and we all got really quiet, 25 because it was like some line was being crossed here, almost like we shouldn’t watch, but how can you take your eyes off something like that?
She yelled at Keisha. ” Sure enough, the guy was back the next day, standing in the kitchen when I got home from school. “Hello, Brianna-Banana,” he said, staring at me with the corners of his lips curled up in a way that made my skin crawl. Earlier that morning Jolene had promised me we’d go to the park after school, but she was asleep on the couch in front of her soaps. “Let’s not wake her up,” he said, holding a finger to his lips. ” I guess I could have said no, and I knew Keisha would be seeing bloodred polka dots when she found out he was back in the house, but the truth was I’d been waiting to go to the park for days.
I’m glad Jules is able to bully her parents so well, though, because after they’re gone, I wander through their spotless rooms and look at all their things. It’s not like I’m a klepto or anything, but sometimes seeing the way other people live can be just as thrilling as being in on a secret. There are pictures of Jules as a toddler with pigtails, of the three of them on vacation, of the three of them in a formal Christmas pose. ” I walk into Mr. and Mrs. Hill’s bedroom and start going through stuff there, touching things lightly.
A Long Walk Up the Water Slide by Don Winslow