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Publisher's Summary

Private detective Brett Cornell believes that he's never had it so good.
He's been on a winning streak playing poker in private games being held in the back room of one of his favorite night spots. He's recently been "discovered" by an exotic-looking beauty who specializes in homemade adult films.
In addition, he's been hired to track down a certain missing husband and bring him back home to his anxious wife. His life, however, takes a sudden turn for the worse when he opens the trunk of his car one evening and finds the missing husband's murdered corpse stashed away inside of it. A set-up for a murder rap?
Set in the late 1980s, Poolside with Brett is the first in a series of novels featuring the tough and crass "unscrupulous bastard" himself - a rude, wise-cracking private detective who happens to be a hugely successful ladies' man, thanks largely to what he immodestly refers to as his "Adonis-like features".
In a tale involving murder, blackmail, an unexpected suicide, and other assorted acts of violence and deceit, Brett learns the hard way that there's a steep price to be paid for being such an unscrupulous bastard - and listeners may very well feel that he gets exactly what he deserves, and more!
©2012 David Dennis D'Aguanno (P)2017 David Dennis D'Aguanno
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By Lisa Guertin on 12-11-17

Great narrator!

The narrator does a very good job with this book and his characterizations are excellent. I wish I could say the same for the story. Brett is not a character that you can like. He’s a narcissistic bully who really doesn’t care about anything but his own pleasure. I just couldn’t get invested in him as a “hero” or even as an anti-hero.

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By Orion on 12-01-17

Emphasize the unscrupulous bastard

By the synopsis' own description, to call the main character an unscrupulous bastard is really an understatement. To best characterize him, i'd say it is a Jersey Boys meets ultra-
misogynist. If you happen to be a big fan of men who think they are god's gift to women while simultaneously treating them like objectified garbage, then this book is for you. I was convinced the main character was a farce or a satire until i realized that simply wasn't the case. Not being a fan of that type of character, nor a big fan of gratuitous "adult content" (of which there is plenty), i have a hard time rating the story very highly. I did give the story a 3-star rating because i know there are plenty of people out there that love this stuff, so to them i'm sure it is perfect.

The narration was well done and captured the characters very well. I am impressed with the narrators ability to deliver some of those god-awful sexist lines while not breaking character. No way i am talented or professional enough to be able to do that! Props to you Mr. Carter.

Overall: If you love hearing women objectified, treated like mere sex objects with zero IQ and posses no societal value otherwise, then you will love this book. For all else, you've been warned.

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