Eddie's World

Eddie's World

by Charlie Stella, Peter Skutches

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Overview

Eddie Senta has a problem, in this hard-boiled, fast-paced novel of crime. His attractive second wife, a highly successful marketing research executive who hears her biological clock loudly ticking, wants a baby. She also wants Eddie to clean up his act. Their marriage is going bad.

Nothing's going great for Eddie, in fact. His stints as a firecracker word processor in the legitimate business world dull him, and the kick he once got running for the mob has turned into mere efficiency. Maybe it's a midlife crisis, like his wife's unsympathetic therapist says.

Uneasy with the feeling that his world is daily shrinking, Eddie seizes the opportunity, when it presents itself, to make an easy score and at the same time to help out a friend. While Eddie by no means needs the five grand he'll make on the deal, he longs for the thrill--and the reinvigoration of his stale fortyish self--that a quick, uncomplicated robbery might bring.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012404039
Publisher: Charlie Stella
Publication date: 03/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 554,963
File size: 388 KB

About the Author

Charlie Stella is a former window cleaner/word processor/knockaround guy. He left his knockaround life after meeting his wife (for whom he wrote his first published novel in an attempt to impress her). He’s since written six critically acclaimed crime novels about the New York City underworld that feature recurring characters on both sides of the law.

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Eddie's World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JRFL More than 1 year ago
Interesting take on a middle aged gangster caught between the need to reform and a mid-life crisis. Good dialogue and enough realistic bad luck to make it believable. J.R. Locke Author of Possible Twenty, a Gangster Tale & Down and Out in Manhattan.
ChrisLaTray More than 1 year ago
Charlie Stella is one of the best writers going in the crime fiction world, and this, his debut, is a perfect example of that. Outstanding characters (even the bit parts are memorable), great, GREAT, dialogue, and a story that twists and turns to a blast of a climax. Great stuff.