The Bouncer

by David Gordon

On Sale: 14/12/2018


About the Book

In David Gordon's new thriller, nothing and no one is as expected – from a vial of yellow fragrance to a gangster who moonlights in women's clothes.

If you like a heavy dose of mayhem with their murder, this is crime fiction at its most fresh and most fun. Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and a best friend from Catholic school who happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio's strip joint in Queens and Joe's arrest. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a non-stop plot that goes from back-road gun running to high-stakes perfume heist , and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale . ' A brilliantly goofy caper novel in the grand tradition of Donald E. Westlake ' NEW YORK TIMES . '[David Gordon], who has been turning out delightfully offbeat tales of fringe crooks with plenty of pizzazz ( The Serialist , 2010; Mystery Girl , 2013), now stakes his claim as a major player in the comic-thriller world ' BOOKLIST, Starred Review.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781788543767
  • ISBN 10: 1788543769
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 14/12/2018
  • Pages: 200
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Thriller / suspense


David Gordon is the author and illustrator of The Ugly Truckling and The Three Little Rigs. He has also done concept work for Pixar's Toy Story I and II; A Bug's Life; Monsters, Inc.; and Cars, as well as the hit Nickelodeon cartoon show SpongeBob SquarePants. He helped design the characters in BlueSky's feature film Robots. Dave Gordon lives in New York City, where he continues to create stories for children.

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