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From a CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award finalist comes a vital, edgy new novel centered on a massive shipment of ecstasy and the group of ex-cons, scam artists, nightclub owners, and dealers responsible for getting it from Burma to the Bay Area
Every Man a Menace
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-8021-2544-6 • $25.00 • Cloth • Oct. 2016
“Every Man a Menace is everything you could want in a thrillerlightning pace, dead-on dialogue, and a twisting, high-torque plot. But, most of all, this novel is smart and authentic, a welcome jolt at a time when so much fiction reads like it rolled off an assembly line.”Carl Hiaasen
Patrick Hoffman burst onto the crime fiction scene with The White Van, a captivating thriller set in the back streets of San Francisco. Hoffman returns with Every Man a Menace, the inside story of an increasingly ruthless ecstasy-smuggling ring.
San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city by his criminal bossstill locked up on the insideto check in on the testy Filipina who buys the product and the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, meanwhile, the man responsible for shipping the drugs from Southeast Asia to the Bay Area has just met the girl of his dreamsa woman who can’t seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away, in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain, a former conscript of the Israeli army, is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.
Stretching from the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia to the Golden Gate of San Francisco, Every Man a Menace offers an unflinching account of the making, moving, and selling of the drug known as Mollypure happiness sold by the brick, brought to market by bloodshed and betrayal.