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Buy Back

Buy Back

A Crime Novel

Brian M. Wiprud

Minotaur Books

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Tom Davin's business is a bit unusual—he finds stolen art and sells it back to its owners for a good penny—until he uncovers a devious plot and finds himself on the run from a vicious Russian assassin

Tom Davin is a Brooklyn insurance investigator in a jam. He arranged an art theft to cover a debt—only somebody swiped the paintings from his crew. Now the insurance company wants him to investigate his own art theft; the local bookie wants his money; his crew in the neighborhood is targeted by a sniper; both the mob and the cops think he's the shooter; and his girlfriend split and stuck him with four cats that are redecorating his apartment. Six-foot-six Tommy nimbly navigates his troubles and Brooklyn with the help of tantric yoga, his father's aphorisms, and a comely masseuse. But the question remains: do good things happen to good people? The answer lurks in a fiery Brooklyn scrap yard.

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"Set in the New York City art world, this well-paced caper novel from Wiprud (Feelers) will likely appeal to Elmore Leonard fans. ... Readers will want to see more of the captivating Tom Davin." - Publishers Weekly

"Readers are in for a wild ride from the first page of Wiprud’s latest novel, which feels equal parts classic noir and modern crime novel, with wise-cracking, fedora-wearing characters and a modern industrial setting. The story has a unique premise, and Wiprud has a great talent for layering just enough complexity onto a central mystery, building suspense to the point where readers might turn the page with one hand while shielding their eyes with another, and for connecting all the dots with Christie-like panache." - RT Book Reviews

"Wiprud whips up an unbeatable mix of violence, double-crossing, tantric-breathing exercises and deadpan aphorisms." - Kirkus Reviews

"Buy Back is Brain Wiprud’s best and biggest novel yet - his breakout book." - T. Jefferson Parker, author of Laguna Heat

"Wiprud ... has created another memorable protagonist in one of the most exciting crime fiction novels this year. Let's hope we see more of Tommy Davin." - Library Journal

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About the author

Brian M. Wiprud

BRIAN WIPRUD is the author of four books, his most recent being Feelers.

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