Wet Work

Wet Work

by Christopher Buckley (Author)

Synopsis

Charley Becker, head of one of America's biggest conglomerates, is a man on a mission. His only granddaughter, the beloved Natasha, has been found dead in her flat after taking an accidental overdose of cocaine and now he wants revenge. Determined to find the men responsible, Charley starts by tracking down Natasha's boyfriend, Tim. Then he finds the small-time dealers who supplied him. Charley's way of doing business leaves no room for negotiation. But 'wet work' - the shooting of a victim from up close - is only half the story and the further up the chain Charley gets, the higher the stakes become. To nail Peru's megalomaniac cocaine king, he will have to hire himself some hitmen, a gunboat and some truly extraordinary weaponry...

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Published: 01 Aug 2003

ISBN 10: 0749006617
ISBN 13: 9780749006617

Media Reviews
'Chris Buckley is America's top humourist' The Spectator 'Buckley subtly merges the sheer entertainment of a good travel yarn with the vicious motivations of greed to produce a story that deserves a strong recommendation' Library Journal 'Deftly plotted, precisely detailed, and remarkably funny... Wet Work is elegant entertainment' National Review
Author Bio
Christopher Buckley is a novelist and founding editor of Forbes FYI magazine. He lives in Washington, D. C., with his wife and two children. His journalism, satire and criticism has, amongst others, appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Esquire.