The Bouncer by David Gordon audiobook

The Bouncer

By David Gordon
Read by Richard Poe

Recorded Books, Inc.
6.31 Hours 1
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In this riotous caper from Edgar Award finalist David Gordon, the CIA, FBI, and nearly every level of organized crime collide with a singularly evil domestic terrorist and a reluctant bandit known by all as "Joe the Bouncer". In David Gordon's diabolically imaginative new thriller, The Bouncer, nothing and no one is as expected-from a vial of yellow fragrance to a gangster who moonlights in women's clothes. Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio's strip joint in Queens and Joe's arrest-just one piece of a city-wide sweep aimed at flushing out anyone who might have a lead on the various terrorists whose photos are hanging on the wall under Most Wanted. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale. For readers who like a heavy dose of fun with their murder, this is crime fiction at its freshest, from a virtuoso of the "darkly comic, stylish literary thriller" (Associated Press).

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

In this riotous caper from Edgar Award finalist David Gordon, the CIA, FBI, and nearly every level of organized crime collide with a singularly evil domestic terrorist and a reluctant bandit known by all as "Joe the Bouncer". In David Gordon's diabolically imaginative new thriller, The Bouncer, nothing and no one is as expected-from a vial of yellow fragrance to a gangster who moonlights in women's clothes. Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio's strip joint in Queens and Joe's arrest-just one piece of a city-wide sweep aimed at flushing out anyone who might have a lead on the various terrorists whose photos are hanging on the wall under Most Wanted. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale. For readers who like a heavy dose of fun with their murder, this is crime fiction at its freshest, from a virtuoso of the "darkly comic, stylish literary thriller" (Associated Press).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Bouncer is a tour-de-force, ranging from underworld crime to a unique caper and a terrorist plot. David Gordon brings an outstanding new voice to the contemporary crime novel.” Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author
“A madcap thriller…Gordon is an Elmore Leonard acolyte, but his latest novel is also working in the tradition of New York City crime: the gritty, cynical, and riotous novels that defined the city in the late ’60s and’ 70s, especially the many wild stories of Donald E. Westlake.” Crime Reads

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Author

Author Bio: David Gordon

Author Bio: David Gordon

David Gordon is the author of the novels Mystery Girl, now a major motion picture in Japan, and The Serialist, which won the VCU Cabell First Novel Award and was a finalist for an Edgar Award. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Columbia MFA program and also holds a master’s in English and comparative literature from Columbia. He has worked as a screenwriter and a magazine editor.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 6.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English