It's a Calamity, Jane

Dog Ear Publishing
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Olivia, a “hopefully retired” con-artist, has escaped in a close getaway and is hiding out in the Bahamas. Life has become simple, and she has peter donavan to thank for it. a man who saved her in a job gone bad, and then disappeared to pursue his own hideaway.

Two Months Later... The First Clue Arrives.

Olivia believes it’s been planted by Peter, vague and untraceable by design. a cry for help, perhaps. and something she must pursue. she soon finds herself coming out of exile to follow a trail of methodically placed clues, each increasingly savvy; seemingly to insure that she would be the sole person able to follow them. the intention, unknown. her purpose, a mystery. and soon, even the source of the clues becomes dangerously questionable.

And as the puzzle unfolds, she can see only two possible scenarios if she succeeds. One: she arrives on time, as intended, to fulfill her purpose. Or two: she arrives on time, as intended... and it’s too late to turn back.

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Dog Ear Publishing
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Published on
Jun 12, 2015
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Pages
164
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ISBN
9781457539718
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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 The Fiddle Game 

An exploitation of con-genre, “The Fiddle Game” introduces a character like no other, as we meet the mysterious Olivia “Jane Doe” through the eyes of Parker—a young, self-proclaimed scam artist who thinks he’s clever in the way he and his friend Dave do petty shoplifting scams around town and pull off cash tricks from their job at a local marina. Then along comes Olivia, a real grifter. She takes Parker for $300 in a short con, only to give the money back later that same day. Why? She tells him she’s got plans for them. From there, it’s her game. She brings Parker into a “long con” that she seems to be teaching him in pieces, as each small con leads into a larger one. And Parker knows he is always one step behind as his world is repeatedly turned on its head. Inject a tricky romance, and things get even more complicated. Is he the next target? And if he is, is there anything that this girl has missed that might possibly let him get a step ahead? 

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