con man - ninformal More formal term: confidence mana person who swindles another by means of a confidence trickI'm not exactly sure how to categorize what I do for a living. Hell, that's not true. I'm a con man.But not just any con man. I only go after the wealthy. That's not entirely true either. My 'marks' are godless people. Those monsters that prey on the weak and vulcon man - ninformal More formal term: confidence mana person who swindles another by means of a confidence trickI'm not exactly sure how to categorize what I do for a living. Hell, that's not true. I'm a con man.But not just any con man. I only go after the wealthy. That's not entirely true either. My 'marks' are godless people. Those monsters that prey on the weak and vulnerable. After a successful 'job', a portion of the proceeds goes into an account in order to draw salaries, pay overhead and fund future endeavors. Just like any business enterprise. The rest is distributed to those that are less fortunate. Poor people.My father was an extremely successful international con man who was murdered by the son of his arch nemesis in a car explosion. My mother is a great beauty devoted to humane causes. As a result, my shrink says that I suffer from a skewed moral perspective. In lay terms, my doctor claims that I have a Robin Hood Complex.Come join me, my half brother Picker and an assorted cast of colorful characters as we battle our arch enemy, the evil Terry England....
|Title||:||connor jones a picker connor mystery|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||267 Pages|
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connor jones a picker connor mystery Reviews
This was another good novel by Scott Soloff. This is the sequel to his other works #37 and Three Strikes, though I don't think it's necessary to have read those before starting this book. This book is centered around Picker's brother Connor. Though Connor is suave, debonair, and a world-class con man, I didn't enjoy him as a protagonist as much as I enjoyed Picker. Connor seemed larger than life since he always had everything completely planned out, while Picker occasionally messed up and was more flawed. I also missed the characters in Picker's life and found the ones in Connor's to be really one-dimensional. In fact, I would have to say my favourite scenes in this novel were the ones involving Picker and Kelly.Though I missed antiquing and art, I really did like the caper in this book. Soloff has a knack for writing these types of books. They all have complex plots, multiple storylines, and he is talented at combining them all at the end. In fact, it was quite rewarding to see how they came together.Once again, there were small grammar and spelling mistakes, but I will still be reading any of his future works.I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I won this ARC in a giveaway on Goodreads. I gave this book to my dad for Christmas this year (well, technically, last year) since he's such a fan of mysteries/thrillers. He read and and he had to say this about the book: He said it was a fun read and that it was written in a very unique and different way than most of the mysteries and thrillers he is used to reading, and that was quite exciting to him. He did say he had to read some passages twice because he had trouble keeping track of some of the characters. He liked that it was written from multiple perspectives and that it was very suspenseful and interesting.
Excellent mystery novel! I'm a big mystery fan and really loved this one. The author has a way of making you care for the characters as well. You'll find yourself turning page after page in anticipation of what's going to happen next! Highly recommended for any mystery buff.
Disclaimer: I won this book as part of the Goodreads first-read program.