Will Boisvert
August 04, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dead Cat Bounce

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Norman Green
publisher
HarperCollins
genre
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

When con man Stoney is told by his daughter, age 17, about a rich creep with ”a weird way of looking at me,” he advises her to stop dancing at a Jersey strip joint and recruits lovable grifters to scam said creep.

Bodily Trauma
”Dylan…began throwing up convulsively, burying his pistol with vomit.”

Shattered Illusions
A Mountie turns evil.

Lowdown
Green imbues Stoney’s hard-boiled lowlifes with warm-hearted humanity.

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