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Let it ride /
John McFetridge.
edition
1st U.S. ed.
imprint
New York : A Thomas Dunne Book/Minotaur Books, 2010, c2008.
description
295 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780312599485
format(s)
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imprint
New York : A Thomas Dunne Book/Minotaur Books, 2010, c2008.
isbn
9780312599485
catalogue key
7076559
 
Purchase; DSO; 2010; RB284725.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2009-11-30:
Too many characters and points of view throw off the rhythm of this sprawling homage to caper-master Elmore Leonard from Canadian author McFetridge (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere). Venard "Get" McGetty, a vet who served in Afghanistan, crosses the border from Detroit to Toronto looking to exchange guns for coke. As Get takes in the scope of the action of the Saints of Hell gang, he meets Sunitha Suraiya, a whore with big plans. Big Pete Zichello, a rival holdout targeted for elimination, tries to fight back, while Richard Tremblay, the head of the Saints of Hell who brought all the other gangs into line, tries to buy time for his last move. Meanwhile, Get and Sunitha hatch a daring plan to steal a jackpot of gold. Amid the busy plot, McFetridge does a good job depicting a crime-ridden Toronto (aka the Big Smoke) that resembles the wide-open Chicago of Prohibition days with corrupt cops, gang warfare, and flourishing prostitution. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Main Description
"McFetridge channels Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, with dialogue Quentin Tarantino would kill for."Ken Bruen The author of two critically acclaimed Canadian crime novels, with Let It RideJohn McFetridge takes us deep inside the gray zone that exists between the Canadian/American border, delivering all the up to the minute twists and edgy action of an episode of The Wire.Vernard 'Get' McGetty is back from serving in Afghanistan, back dealing drugs in Detroit and looking to move up with his buddy JT, a guy he met in Kandahar who also happens to be the leader of the Saints of Hella notorious Ontario biker gang currently in the process of taking over all North of the border drug traffic. Commuting weekly across the line into the center of JT's high flying empire, Get hooks up with Sunitha, a decidedly independent woman who's gone from working seedy massage parlors to robbing them at gunpointand has dreams of a much bigger score: taking the Saints for the millions they have stashed in gold bars. Meanwhile, the Toronto cops have the Saints under a microscope. Detectives Price and McKeon are getting nowhere with a double drive-by killing on the Gardiner Expresswaya husband and wife returning from a swingers partyand the investigation keeps leading back to the Saints...
Main Description
"McFetridge channels Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, with dialogue Quentin Tarantino would kill for."Ken Bruen The author of two critically acclaimed Canadian crime novels, withLet It RideJohn McFetridge takes us deep inside the gray zone that exists between the Canadian/American border, delivering all the up to the minute twists and edgy action of an episode ofThe Wire.Vernard 'Get' McGetty is back from serving in Afghanistan, back dealing drugs in Detroit and looking to move up with his buddy JT, a guy he met in Kandahar who also happens to be the leader of the Saints of Hella notorious Ontario biker gang currently in the process of taking over all North of the border drug traffic. Commuting weekly across the line into the center of JT's high flying empire, Get hooks up with Sunitha, a decidedly independent woman who's gone from working seedy massage parlors to robbing them at gunpointand has dreams of a much bigger score: taking the Saints for the millions they have stashed in gold bars. Meanwhile, the Toronto cops have the Saints under a microscope. Detectives Price and McKeon are getting nowhere with a double drive-by killing on the Gardiner Expresswaya husband and wife returning from a swingers partyand the investigation keeps leading back to the Saints...

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