Drink the Tea: A Mystery (Willis Gidney Mysteries)
He finds a woman who may be the girl's mother--and within hours she turns up dead.
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The police accuse Gidney of the murder and throw him in jail. Maybe Gidney should quit while he's behind. But when his investigation puts him up against a ruthless multinational corporation, a two-faced congressman, and a young woman desperate to conceal her past, Gidney has no time left for second thoughts. In fact, he may have no time left at all. His debut novel,Drink the Tea, which boasts an original PI and an engaging cast of characters, adds a fresh perspective to the genre. Wisecracking narrator Gidney is also an appealing spinner of yarns.
His dialogue is clever and often quirky, and he surrounds Gidney with a host of strong chracters. Fans of PI novels will love this one. Author Thomas Kaufman knows his stuff.
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Maybe Gidney should quit while he's behind. But when his investigation puts him up against a ruthless multinational corporation, a two-faced congressman, and a young woman desperate to conceal her past, Gidney has no time left for second thoughts. In fact, he may have no time left at all.
His debut novel, Drink the Tea , which boasts an original PI and an engaging cast of characters, adds a fresh perspective to the genre. Her actual name is Baby Jane Doe or some really institutional "who gives a good crap about you" name. So Gidney really needs to get his hands on some moolah big time. To pay his lawyer. So he can grease the legal wheels and adopt this kid. As a result, Gidney does just about the stupidest most desperate thing you can imagine. He agrees to break into a warehouse and ends up finding a lot of movie pirating equipment.
But he does it for the money, so he can grease the wheels and get the kid, so it's okay, right? Turns out his client is an asshole a jerk and takes pictures of him breaking into the warehouse. So then the client uses the pictures to force Gidney to work for his father. The client's father, that is.
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Gidney don't have no daddy, remember? Anyhow, Gidney is forced to work for the client's dad, a lobbyist for motion pictures. He needs the money, okay? Plus, have I mentioned how much I like Gidney?
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He's really awesome, tough and funny. Plus, Thomas Kaufman writes about D. He captures the feel of the place perfectly.
His prose reflects the hardboiled sensibilities of a modern Raymond Chandler, but does so in a fresh and unique way. Read the entire review at http: Dec 17, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Willis Gidney can't stay out of trouble. If there is one thing that is appearent after two novels, Gidney attracts trouble like honey. His supporting cast is back too. Sarah, the baby he rescued last book and his girlfriend Lilly. Life is going good.
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He has a small office for his PI business. He is finishing up his classes for adapoting Sarah. To top it all off, he's still with Lilly. To bad the good times can't keep going perfect. First he gets the worst case worker in DC for adopting. He gets r Willis Gidney can't stay out of trouble. He needs money now, lots of money to hire an attoreny. The only job on his table right now is from Rush Gemelli and he wants Gidney to break into a warehouse.
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It's all down hill from there as Rush blackmails Gidney into other jobs. Then Gidney runs into gang trouble. That should be Gidney name. I really enjoyed this novel. Thomas Kaufman is an excellent writer and weaves us through many different events to bring a mystery that must be answered. Mar 23, David Marshall rated it really liked it. This is a nice balance between a character study of a PI who emerged from the foster home system of Washington with the life skills of a criminal but now makes his living more or less legitimately, and an up-and-at-em crime novel.
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Feb 07, Homerun2 rated it liked it. Complex, somewhat disjointed plot; nice, spare style.
Dec 28, Louis rated it really liked it. Willis Gidney's second outing brings him close to a special girl. Not the grown-up kind; this is an abandoned baby girl. Having grown up an orphan, he cannot bring himself to hand her to the authorities.