Day: October 6, 2017
Vegas Tabloid by P. Moss is an engagingly odd thriller with an even odder cast of characters. Jimmy Dot, a master con man, is the ringmaster for a circus of former criminals who make up one of Las Vegas’s most popular casino acts. Forced by an unscrupulous casino boss into a lucrative contract that he wants out of, Jimmy meets a disgraced scientist who once worked for a giant pharmaceutical company that’s about to release a drug to market that will kill thousands. Momentarily shelving his plan to con his way out of his contract, Jimmy decides that he will con the big pharma boss into revealing his duplicity in public. In the process, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a man who has no compunction about killing.
Each chapter in this book is like a scene in a retro movie, sometimes seemingly unconnected to what has gone before, but in the end, all the twisted pieces come together in a finale that the reader will find satisfying, in a bloody sort of way.
Not for the faint of heart, or readers who are offended by outrageous language and even more outrageous behavior. In this book, the bad guys are really bad, and the good guys are sort of bad as well. But, in the end, good wins out.
I received a free copy of this book. I give it four stars.