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This book is full of grit and foul language right from the get go. The protagonist (Teddy) is a young woman who lost her parents when they were murdered in a home invasion (this will be important later) and is currently a bartender in a rough bar where she and the barmaid work at ripping off wannabe johns and skimming. Out of the blue a man comes into the bar and makes her an offer to come with him and no other explanation. Following her refusal he shows up again after packing up her belongings, rescues her from hired killers and tells her he has a private plane thus proving that she is safer with him than she is staying here. She's taken to NYC where she meets a man she had met only once before, 6 months earlier. He's wealthy and wants to leave part of his dirty fortune to her. The catch: the other people in his will (his family) will not be happy about this and will try to kill her. This money could change her life forever or she could wind up dead. The big question is WHO is this man? and why does he want to include her in his will?
The story is not too realistic but it is fast and fun and has plenty of sarcasm.
RECOMMENDED for a quick read when you don't want something too heavy but instead a hair raising, fast paced suspense.
Mandy Kaplan's narration is perfect for this book.
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I purchased Steady Trouble as the result of a review written by Audible Listener Shelley (that is not unusual because her reviews have pointed me to many novels).
Let's start with narrator Mandy Kaplan. He narration is spectacular!
The dialog in Steady Trouble is profane, so skip this one if you object. The novel is extremely violent. Teddy is a woman barely making a living dealing with her somewhat illegal business in Austin Texas. Her weapon of choice is a baseball bat, but she will use whatever is close at hand. A dying man enters her bar offering her a fortune if she will visit him in New York City. The plot of Steady Trouble is very, very creative and the novel is just plain fun. I cannot say more without ruining the plot. Steady Trouble is not great Literature, but it is lots of fun.
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