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The Resource Thieves' paradise, Eric Jerome Dickey

Thieves' paradise, Eric Jerome Dickey

Label
Thieves' paradise
Title
Thieves' paradise
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Eric Jerome Dickey
Title variation
Thieves paradise
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ebony hailed between Lovers, Eric Jerome Dickey's previous novel, as "provocative and complex." USA Today called Liar's Game "Dickey at his best," and the Washington Post Book World praised Cheaters as a "wonderfully written, enjoyable, and layered book." Now the #1 Blackboard bestselling author takes readers into Elmore Leonard territory as he introduces an unforgettable cast of grifters and con artists--brothers and sisters looking for fulfillment, love, and the main chance in a city that can be a true ... Thieves' Paradise. Twenty-five-year-old Dante Brown is down and out in L.A. After doing a stretch of hard time in juvenile jail, he cleaned up his act as a computer techie--only to be laid off when the economy went south. Now he's facing a mountain of unpaid bills, a car on its last legs, imminent eviction and a snowball's chance in hell with Pam, a sexy waitress/actress on the hunt for a man with means. Enter Scamz, a slick brother from Dante's checkered past whose successful, illegal business associations keep him in custom-tailored suits, a Benz CL600, and a lavish Hollywood mansion with his pick of gorgeous women. Dante is determined to stay straight ... after one last con that could put him back on top. But he gets pulled in deeper when his old friend Jackson, who's $16,000 behind in child support, becomes part of the sting. The icing on the cake is Pam who, seduced by the easy money, suddenly finds Dante irresistible ... until everything goes wrong. A provocative and seductive story of contemporary men and women on the move and on the make, living large--and small--in L.A
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
067652
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dickey, Eric Jerome
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
High School
LC call number
PS3554.I319
LC item number
T48 2002
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.2
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True
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  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • African American men
  • Ex-convicts
  • Young men
  • Brothers
  • African American men
  • Ex-convicts
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Young men
  • California
Label
Thieves' paradise, Eric Jerome Dickey
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48857585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780451208491
Lccn
2002017073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)48857585
Label
Thieves' paradise, Eric Jerome Dickey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48857585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780451208491
Lccn
2002017073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)48857585

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