Strike a Poser

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STRIKE A POSER

Olivia, a professional con artist, is putting together a team. Along with her current accomplice, Jillian, she figures they'll need two more as they case a millionaire named Jerry Mallore, having followed him to, of all places, the theme park land of orlando, florida.

Olivia quickly locates an old flame from way back named Jack. An ex-scammer himself, he's long since gone straight, working as a bar manager of an Irish restaurant just outside the wacky theme parks. His uniform involves kilts. She knows he'll be in.

Joining up with Jack, and ultimately his younger brother Kip, they set out to get between Jerry and his shady cash transaction. The plan? Sawy. Complex. Borderline ridiculous. But it'll be flat-out brilliant if they can pull it off, creating the ultimate illusion in the land of illusions, and ultimately relieving jerry of hundreds of thousands of dollars and leaving him, quite literally, not even sure what day it is.

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Publisher
Dog Ear Publishing
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Published on
Oct 20, 2015
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Pages
172
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ISBN
9781457540677
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

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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? 

“If there’s one thing you’re going to have to learn,” Olivia tells him, “when dealing with me? The answers don’t always come in the order of the questions.”


Run - A Getaway Story 

If we meet Olivia Jane Doe in “The Fiddle Game,” then we begin to know her in “Run.” Because Olivia had always had a plan. Until now. In fact, her latest high-risk plot now looks like nothing more than a wish list as she finds herself stranded in the most desolate area of Southern Baja with a bag of money she can’t risk carrying, a car she’s forced to ditch, and an “out” that has been completely burned. The man after her is powerful and has people everywhere. These dire straits will push her to places until now ignored. From her earliest days as a seventeen-year-old “short con operator,” to her brief moments of vulnerability in romance, to the vast array of things tragically lost but never mourned, and ultimately to her biggest and most dangerous failures to date that have led to this: raw escape and survival. Unfortunately, this time Olivia is ignorant to the big picture, and to the chain of events that have resulted from her actions. And now she’s the one who’s a step behind. And she’s the one who doesn’t see the fit of the puzzle. And if she’s learned anything throughout her jaded life on the grift, it’s that if there’s something she can’t figure out, then there’s somebody who wants it that way. 

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