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Feelers

Brian M. Wiprud

Minotaur Books

Morty Martinez is known in the industry of estate liquidation as a "feeler."  If you were to look him up in the Brooklyn yellow pages, he would be listed under "home content removal," but his real job is looking for stashes of cash crammed into tin cans that have been left out of wills, kept out of banks, and hidden away for decades by the frugal elderly suspicious of ATMs and the IRS.  When Morty hits upon the biggest score of his life, over $800,000.00, he knows that news travels fast and he must operate quickly and carefully to safeguard his booty, his life and his destiny as patrician of a seaside Mexican village.  But what he doesn't know is that there are others after the same buried treasure, including the recently paroled prison assassin Danny Kessel. 

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Chapter One    A squad of day laborers lifted the sofa. There on the wooden floor—where the couch had been—were thirty-two tight ones. An invasion of little cylindrical money robots that lived under the sofa.        I’m sure, Father Gomez, you are asking, “Yes, but what is a tight one? And why were thirty-two of them under the couch?” I will tell you.    A tight one is a short can—usually a Planters nut tin—with a roll of cash squeezed “tightly” into it. Some would have you believe
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"Brian Wiprud's wacked-out Feelers is fast, foxy fun." --Janet Evanovich


“Brian Wiprud breaks new ground with Feelers, his biggest and best novel to date.  It’s a white-knuckle ride through an underworld that lies somewhere between the mean streets of Brooklyn and the author’s matchless imagination.  The characters are unforgettable, the action hypnotic, the writing is sharp.   I’ve never read a book quite like it.” --T. Jefferson Parker, author of L.A. Outlaws


"Take Donald Westlake at the height of his game, Add Elmore Leonard with the tone of Freaky Deaky and Glitz, then stir in Charles Willeford as he was in Miami Blues, plonk it down in Brooklyn and you'd have ...Feelers.  Just loved it." --Ken Bruen, author of Once Were Cops


"I dare you not to root for conquistador-at-heart Morty Martinez, whose epistolary confessions drive this story like a souped-up '69 Camaro. Feelers is part caper, part character study, and all heart. It reads like Michael Koryta and Charlie Huston had a love child with a sense of humor and the soul of a poet. Just plain great." --J.T. Ellison, author of All the Pretty Girls


"Feelers is a tightly crafted, perfectly plotted thriller. Readers will be rooting for the likeable and clever Morty Martinez until the final, unpredictable page." --Alafair Burke, author of Angel's Tip

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