Ringer

A Crime Novel

Brian M. Wiprud

Minotaur Books

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Charged with recovering a sacred relic for his La Paz diocese, Morty Martinez hunts down a gold ring that rests on the finger of New York City billionaire Robert Tyson Grant. The holy quest lands Morty squarely in murderous cross plots between the billionaire and his tabloid-prone stepdaughter, Purity. Grant’s conniving girlfriend, a decapitation-happy hit man, and an avaricious fortune teller have their own agendas that put Morty at the center of a sensational murder trial in Mexico. All as told by Morty the night before his execution.

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CHAPTER
ONE
 
FATHER GOMEZ ENTROPICA WAS AN aging brown fireplug topped by a bush of white hair. Judging from his rough visage, fate might have made him into a deadly gangster had God not made him a priest. He stood behind a desk that was as large and rough-hewn as an overturned native fishing boat. Save for a crucifix on the wall behind him, the stained plaster walls were bare. A tropical breeze scented the room with bougainvillea.
I had been summoned by Father Gomez to Nuestra Señora de Cortez, a castle-like church in downtown La Paz.

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"Told from Martinez's jail cell the night before he's to be executed, this relentlessly amusing novel is powered by a cast of decidedly quirky characters and its idiosyncratic narrator's frequent digressions (like his defense of breast implants). Fans of the comic crime fiction of Donald E. Westlake and Charles Willeford will find a lot to like." - Publishers Weekly


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Read the Kirkus Review of RINGER . Morty Martinez, Brooklyn's wealthiest ex-housecleaner, returns from Bolivia for another round of criminal mischief and belly laughs.
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Brian M. Wiprud

BRIAN WIPRUD is the author of seven books.

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Ringer
A Crime Novel
Brian M. Wiprud

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429940641
ISBN10: 1429940646
352 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312601898
ISBN10: 0312601891
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$26.99
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