A new novel, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, will be published in early 2015 by William Morrow/HarperCollins. Watch this space for more details, coming soon.

WHIPLASH RIVER was nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award and a 2013 Anthony Award, both in the category of Best Paperback Original.

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Charles "Shake" Bouchon, professional wheel man and not that bad of a guy for a bad guy, has left behind his old life and now owns a restaurant on a beach in Belize. But running a restaurant is no picnic, and Shake is in debt to Baby Jesus, a cherubically murderous local drug lord. When Shake thwarts an attempted hit on a customer at his place, he learns once again that no good deed goes unpunished.

Next thing he knows, his restaurant has gone up in flames and he's on the run not only from Baby Jesus, but also a pair of lovebird assassins and a beautiful but relentless FBI agent. Shake's biggest headache, though, may turn out to be his new best friend – Quinn, the mysterious older gentleman whose life Shake saved. Shake soon finds himself halfway around the world and neck-deep in a dangerous score that he'll never pull off -- unless he can persuade an old friend to help out.

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Charles "Shake" Bouchon, professional wheel man is too nice a guy for the life he's led, but not nice enough for any other. So he agrees to run an errand for his former boss and lover, Alexandra Illandryan, formidable pakhan of the Armenian mob in L.A. All Shake has to do is deliver a package to Vegas and pick up a briefcase. But the package turns out to be a wholesome young housewife named Gina who's run afoul of Dick "The Whale" Moby, a ruthless 300-pound strip club owner. Shake decides to set Gina free and now the two of them are on the run to Panama, hoping to sell the valuable (and highly unusual) contents of the briefcase.

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