Felicia

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Someone’s about to rip off a sleepy little Louisiana town! Chuck’s gang of truckers are geared for looting. When Tom masterminds a false hurricane alert…When sheriff Boshardt orders an evacuation of the town…When Chuck moves in to strip the town clean…Their cool caper escalates into a devastating triple-cross that rips the rooftops off everything from Miami to New Orleans—and nothing—no one will ever be the same! 
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George A. Effinger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1947. He attended Yale University, where an organic chemistry course disabused him of the notion of becoming a doctor. He had the opportunity to meet many of his science fiction idols thanks to his first wife, who was Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm’s babysitter. With their encouragement, he began writing science fiction in 1970. He published at least twenty novels and six collections of short fiction, including When Gravity Fails and The Exile Kiss. He also wrote and published two crime novels, Felicia and Shadow Money. With his Budayeen novels, Effinger helped to found the cyberpunk genre. He was a Hugo and Nebula Award winner and is a favorite among fellow science fiction writers.
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Apr 1, 2014
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9781497605701
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Language
English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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