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Ah, Treachery!, the last novel Thomas wrote before his death, tells the story of one Captain Edd "Twodees" Partain, drummed out of the Army and hounded by rumors of his involvement in a secret operation in El Salvador. Twodees gets hired on to help a fundraiser for the "Little Rock folks" recover funds that were stolen from an illicit stash used to smooth over problems and ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 8th 2004 by Minotaur Books (first published 1994)
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Nigel
Oct 31, 2014 Nigel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
(Annoyingly, not the edition I own, and I have neither the time nor the inclination to add it.)

The last book by Thomas before his death, and he's better than ever with betrayed soldiers and spies and Generals and political fund-raisers and murders and missing millions all wound up in a complex, intricate plot told with the usual energised cyncism.

Here's an absolutely terrific round-up of Thomas' writing career: http://dothemath.typepad.com/dtm/ah-t...
Adam Rosenbaum
Jan 06, 2016 Adam Rosenbaum rated it really liked it
As a long time fan of Thomas, it was a delight catching up with his stylized take on political corruption, this time with a dose of military shenanigans in El Salvador. Captain Edd "Twodes" is drummed out of the Army when he's fingered as a patsy in a government cover-up in a brutal, not so secret campaign in Central America. He's seen and done it all. Convoluted plot line covers a lot of ground, but it's all fun and in the hands of a master story teller, it works. How can you not like an organi ...more
Edward
May 06, 2012 Edward rated it it was amazing
Ross Thomas some say reads like a handbook for what's happening behind the scenes but didn't really want to know. He scrapes away the surface and his characters take on lives of their own. In this book he explores the politics of politics, and sure doesn't pull any punches with the levels of corruption, graft, and treachery. Some people I've read say that reading Ross Thomas is being introduced into the world of sociopaths-nice ones as well as bad ones-and maybe they were right. This one's too o ...more
Jon
Aug 07, 2015 Jon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Confusing plot. Cardboard characters. Trite dialogue.

Look elsewhere.
Ben Brackett
Oct 03, 2012 Ben Brackett rated it liked it
The males were wise cracking, the girls spunky and quirky. The characters were fun enough that they made up for a fairly lackluster reveal of all the threads of the mystery.
Michael
Feb 27, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ross Thomas's final novel before his death. His writing is crisp, irreverent, funny and provocative right to the end.
Tom
Feb 16, 2009 Tom added it
Thomas's last novel. Probably not his best, but still a winner.
El
Jun 22, 2012 El rated it it was amazing
Grand story telling!
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Ross Thomas was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics. He also wrote several novels under the pseudonym Oliver Bleeck about professional go-between Philip St. Ives.

Thomas served in the Philippines during World War II. He worked as a public relations specialist, reporter, union spokesman, and political strat
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