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The Ice Harvest - Phillips, Scott
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At four-fifteen on a cold, dry Christmas Eve a nervous middle-aged man in an expensive overcoat walked bare-headed into the Midtown Tap Room and stood at the near end of the bar with his membership card in hand, waiting for the afternoon barmaid to get off the phone. She was about forty, heavy in a square way, with a shiny face and dishwater blond hair that looked like she'd got shitfaced and decided to cut it herself. He knew she'd noticed him coming in, but she was taking great pains to pretend she couldn't see him. To do so she had to stand at a peculiar angle, leaning her hip against the back bar and looking off toward the back door so that she was facing neither the lawyer nor the mirror behind her. lawyer nor the mirror behind her. neither the lawyer nor the mirror behind her. The only other drinker at that hour was a small, very slender young man in a fully buttoned jean jacket who sat leaning with his elbow on the bar, his cheek resting on the heel of his wrist with a cigarette between his index and middle fingers, its ash end burning dangerously close to the tip of his oily pompadour. His eyes were closed and his mouth open. The lawyer unbuttoned his overcoat and stood there for a minute, listening to the barmaid's phone conversation. She had just the start of a drinker's rasp, and if he were just hearing her on the phone and not looking at her he'd have thought it sounded sexy. She seemed to be having some kind of roommate trouble involving a fender bender, a borrowed car, and no insurance, and it didn't look as though she'd be noticing him anytime soon. He couldn't remember ever seeing the Tap Room in daylight before, if the failing gray light filtering through the grime on the front windows qualified as such. It was a deep, narrow old building with a battered pressed-tin ceiling and a long oak bar. On the brick wall behind the bandstand hung a huge black-faced clock with fluorescent purple numbers, and running the length of the opposite wall was a row of red Naugahyde booths. All of this was festooned with cheap plastic holly and mistletoe. Around the walls seven feet or so from the floor ran a string of multicolored Christmas lights, unplugged at the moment. This is my last look at this place, he thought, mildly surprised at the idea. He hadn't been out of town for more than two or three days at a time in fifteen years. A squeal from the barmaid interrupted his reverie. "Jesus Christ, Gary, you set your hair on fire!" Young Gary looked up in cross-eyed bewilderment at the hiss of the wet rag she was patting against his smoldering forelock. He protested weakly and unintelligibly as she snatched his cigarette away from him and ground it out in the ashtray, then put the ashtray behind the bar. "It's obvious you can't be trusted with these anymore," she said as she confiscated his cigarettes and lighter. He started to say something in his own defense, but stopped and closed his eyes again, resting his cheek back down on h Fiction Fiction eBook, Random House Publishing Group

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The Ice Harvest: A Novel - Scott Phillips
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For all that it involves organized crime, naked women, grumpy bouncers, a serious snowstorm, and a hero with a profound drinking pattern, The Ice Harvest is a quiet little book--noir-ish, certainly, but never to excess. As the novel traces Charlie Arglist's trail around his small Kansas hometown on Christmas Eve, 1979, the lawyer's literal footprints are clear enough, given the whopper of a blizzard that's descended, but his metaphorical path is far less obvious. He's killing time before leaving town, but where is he going? And why? Scott Phillips' sketch of a crooked lawyer on the lam is amusingly ironic: though there's violence aplenty in the novel--including a morbidly comic finger-breaking scene starring Spencer, a philosophical bouncer at the Sweet Cage, one of the strip clubs Charlie oversees for Bill Gerard--this is Waiting for Godot rather than Goodfellas. Phillips masterfully sets up the reader's expectations for action and adventure, dropping cryptic hints about Charlie's past, present, and future, then gleefully keeps Charlie in a holding pattern, circling from one strip club to another, from bars to massage parlors to his former in-laws' house. But when the world isn't scripted by Beckett, all waiting games must come to an end. Charlie's gamble--it would be cheating to tell you more than that it involves a little cocaine, a beautiful woman of indeterminate origin, a Christmas package full of cash, and an embarrassing ph contemporary,hard-boiled,literary,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense,psychological thrillers,suspense,thrillers Suspense, Ballantine Books

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[EAN: 9780345440198], Neubuch, [PU: Ballantine Books], SCOTT PHILLIPS,LITERARY,UNITED STATES,MYSTERY, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Suspense, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|General, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Hard-Boiled, Paperback. 217 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.1in. x 0.7in.BITTERLY FUNNY . . . A SLEEK FIRST NOVEL . . . NOIR CRIME . . . HAS FOUND A STERLING NEW CHAMPION IN PHILLIPS. The New York Times Book ReviewA FUTURE HARD-BOILED CLASSICTIGHT, COLD, AND CACKLING WITH IRONY. On Christmas Eve in Wichita, a mob lawyer is skipping town with the cash. But in this boozy, neo-noir worldJames M. Cain meets George V. Higginsthe best-laid plans of bagmen turn brutal. The Dallas Morning NewsOMINOUS, ACTION-PACKED. . . This is a confident, wry debut . . . that may remind readers of Fargo or Pulp Fiction. Detroit Free PressI SIMPLY CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT SCOTT PHILLIPS WILL DO NEXT. This funny, tough first novel felt like it was written by an old pro, an Elmore Leonard weve never heard about whos discovered a place where the criminals are really dumb, the low-lifes are oh-so-fun to watch and, if somebody just happens to get what he deserves, theres no one to blame. RICHARD RUSSO Author of Straight ManA DARKLY COMIC, SOMETIMES BRUTAL PIECE OF NOIR FICTION. The Denver PostFinalist for the Hammett Prize This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA.

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The Ice Harvest Lawyer Charlie Arglist is looking to say good-bye to Wichita by revisiting the landscape of his used-up life. Yet before the sun rises, before he can leave town with a suitcase of stolen money, Charlie's ultimate scam explodes. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher / Krimis & Thriller / Mystery 978-0-345-44019-8, Ballantine Books

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The Ice Harvest
Autor:

Phillips, Scott

Titel:

The Ice Harvest

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9780345440198

Lawyer Charlie Arglist is looking to say good-bye to Wichita by revisiting the landscape of his used-up life. Yet before the sun rises, before he can leave town with a suitcase of stolen money, Charlie's ultimate scam explodes.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780345440198
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0345440196
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsjahr: 2005
Herausgeber: BALLANTINE BOOKS
240 Seiten
Gewicht: 0,195 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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