The Wake-up

The Wake-up

Book - 2004
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Things veer dramatically out of control for Frank Thorpe, recently fired from an unofficial special operations "shop" because of a fatal screw-up, when he decides to teach Douglas Meachum, an arrogant art dealer, a lesson in humulity, but his scheme goes awry when he runs up against Meachum's ruthless, drug-running, psychopath client. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Frank Thorpe is set to board a plane at LAX for a much-needed vacation when he sees an obviously poor young boy knocked out of the way and senseless by an arrogant businessman rushing to a waiting Porsche.
Frank really needs some R&R. He's just been fired - over a fatal screw up - from the covert operations "shop" he's worked at for years. But Douglas Meachum - a hard-charging art dealer - needs to be made to feel something more than entitlement: nothing extreme, just a little wake-up call.
Given Frank's background and his expertise in good guy/bad guy tactics, it's easy for him to set up a scam involving some embarrassing revelations about a faked Mayan sculpture that Meachum sells to one of his clients. But the client isn't someone who takes kindly to mistakes. She's a ruthless social-climbing psychopath who, with her surfer dude husband (the Thomas Alva Edison of designer pharmaceuticals), runs a huge drug operation. And she's got an invincible thug duo - Vlad and Arturo - to carry out her notions of payback, which make Frank's wake-up scheme seem positively genteel. What started out as a good (if slightly underhanded) deed quickly veers out of control.

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& Taylor

Things veer out of control for Frank Thorpe, recently fired from an unofficial special operations "shop" because of a screw-up, when he decides to teach Douglas Meachum, an art dealer, a lesson in humility.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375422492
0375422498
Branch Call Number: F FER
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 25 cm

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