I’m thrilled to announce my next book, Swindler & Son, will be published in December!
What happens to a confidence man once he’s lost his confidence? Nothing good.
The very first Birkin Bag, gifted by Hermes to Jane Birkin in exchange for the use of her name. The fabled first Porsche to win the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. The Mona Lisa— not the one in the Louvre, the real one, stolen from that museum in 1911.
These are the types of items Nicky Sandler and his partner and mentor Harry provide to well-heeled customers from their base in Paris. Unique, legendary and—sometimes—even genuine. In such rarified territory, the line between fact and fiction gets very thin indeed.
But now, everything is going spectacularly wrong. Nicky’s new wife demands a divorce, citing a lack of transparency on his part. Harry is showing alarming signs of dementia, a fatal flaw in a con artist. And then, one night, Nicky discovers the French anti-terrorism task force camped out across the street from his apartment, eyeing his kitchen window, and has to go on the run to find out why.
A funny, romantic heist thriller in the tradition of Oceans 11 and the Thomas Crowne Affair, Swindler & Son is the story of a man with a gift for larceny, forced against his will to try to do the right thing.
Coming up between now and then: Lots more information about the book, print and audio excerpts, special low-price deals in pre-publication and an opportunity to read the book for FREE! in advance, in exchange for a review.
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If nothing else, you’ll learn how to scam rich people when you hit retirement. Think of it as a self-help book for those who are just fed up with yoga…
Website cover page photo credits from www.deviantart.com:
Eiffel Tower: james2048, www.deviantart.com/james2048
Doha skyline: isac goulart, www.deviantart.com/isacgoulart
Porsche 917: Giacomo Bacchini, www.deviantart.com/ff40
Riva Aquarama speedboat: Henricus75, www.deviantart.com/henricus75