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Jane is a struggling con artist, estranged from her ex and her sick son, just trying to raise a little cash to buy some black-market meds from a mysterious seller called P8, a dangerous, raspy-voiced woman.

Kanganis is a widely-hated pharma executive, furious that the raspy-voiced girl he picked up at a chic downtown bar just ripped him off for millions in prescription
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published October 25th 2019 by All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books
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Dave
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, theres more sharks out there. Seriously, the con game angle has been played up more times than you can count even if youre not counting cards and everyone has written about card sharks, mechanics, three card monte masters. Going back to Newman and Redford in the Sting, weve seen every con game, every grift, every low down dirty trick. Theres nothing much new under the sun except maybe that email from Nigeria.

But whats really fun is when
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Nigel Bird
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Price Hike is a fast-paced crime fiction with strong characters and a complex enough setup to allow for emotional engagement. It's a complicated affair and too-detailed a description might spoil the fun, so here's a basic intro:

A conceited businessman (Kanganis) has made his millions in the pharmaceutical industry. After some issues with one of his products, he's left with a whole lot of pills on his hands. The thing is, the pills (formula P8) actually work and can cure children facing early
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Ross Cumming
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the latest novel from Preston Lang, an author who was new to me till about a year ago when he was recommended to me by my elder son and whose work Ive thoroughly enjoyed since then.
Kanganis is head of a pharmaceutical company and he gets duped and ripped off of his stock of a currently unlicensed medication used to treat sufferers of Beckfords Syndrome, a lung condition which affects children. Payton or P8 as she is more commonly known on the Beckfords online chat site was the
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Andrew
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
So Entertaining

This is the second book by Lang I have read and he has shot up on the list of go to authors. His books are well written, well plotted, sardonic,and his characters act like human beings(well twisted humans). Has a bit of the Elmore Leonard /Charles Willeford about him, which is a very good thing. Check this book out and other noir novels published by the All Due Respet imprint of Down and Out Publishing.
Rory Costello
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Preston Lang always takes some really clever angles with his crime stories, and this one is especially distinctive. The way he depicts grifters and their doings here is a lot of fun.
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Preston Lang is a writer from New York. His work has appeared in Thuglit, Spnetingler, Out of the Gutter, and WebMD. He has written three novels to date.

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