Buzz Monkey

Buzz Monkey

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Baker & Taylor
When his best friend, Dee Lane, vanishes with a fortune belonging to Atlanta drug king Raoul Menes, Top Kiernan, owner of a profitable research firm, finds himself the target of the angry drug lord, as well as of ambitious DEA agents, a retired IRA assassin and his lethal daughter, meth-cooking rednecks, a Cia recruitef, and two hired killers.

Perseus Publishing
Top Kiernan has been doing all right. He owns Polymath, a thriving research firm which he runs from his home—the 1930s-era schoolhouse he’s renovating just outside of Athens, Georgia. He’s got a bedroom in a basketball court, a handful of flannel shirts, and a splendid collection of tops. He also has a serious habit: Top is addicted to the adrenaline buzz of danger, though periodic perilous errands to Latin America for Shaw’s Mercantile help him handle that. Only now Top’s long-best friend, Dee Lane, has disappeared with a fortune that belongs to Atlanta drug lord Raoul Menes. And in Buzz Monkey’s shifty world of hazardous secrets and hostile camps, Top finds himself the target not merely of Menes but also of ambitious DEA agents, a retired IRA assassin and his heavily armedaughter, a gang of meth-cooking rednecks, an urbane CIA recruiter, and two hired killers in sharkskin suits because everyone thinks Dee left the money with him. Top knows he is working against time and it’s going to take more than adrenaline to survive the maneuvers of all the players in the dangerous game that this deftly plotted debut novel brings unpredictably to a stunning, just, and explosive finish.

Top Kiernan has been doing all right. He owns Polymath, a thriving research firm which he runs from his home—the 1930s-era schoolhouse he's renovating just outside of Athens, Georgia. He's got a bedroom in a basketball court, a handful of flannel shirts, and a splendid collection of tops. He also has a serious habit: Top is addicted to the adrenaline buzz of danger, though periodic perilous errands to Latin America for Shaw's Mercantile help him handle that. Only now Top's long-best friend, Dee Lane, has disappeared with a fortune that belongs to Atlanta drug lord Raoul Menes. And in Buzz Monkey's shifty world of hazardous secrets and hostile camps, Top finds himself the target not merely of Menes but also of ambitious DEA agents, a retired IRA assassin and his heavily armedaughter, a gang of meth-cooking rednecks, an urbane CIA recruiter, and two hired killers in sharkskin suits because everyone thinks Dee left the money with him. Top knows he is working against time and it's going to take more than adrenaline to survive the maneuvers of all the players in the dangerous game that this deftly plotted debut novel brings unpredictably to a stunning, just, and explosive finish.


Blackwell North Amer
Top Kiernan has been doing all right. He owns Polymath, a thriving research firm that he runs from his home, a 1930s-era schoolhouse just outside of Athens, Georgia. He's got a bedroom in a basketball court, a drawerful of flannel shirts, and a splendid collection of spinning tops. He's got friends; he's got Gillie. And a side-gig with Shaw's Mercantile, which sends him on periodic and variably perilous errands to Latin America, helps him satisfy his adrenaline habit. Edgy, brilliant, intense, Top's got life buzzing as close to perfect as he can imagine.
Only now Top's long-best friend, Dee Lane, has disappeared with a fortune that belongs to Atlanta drug lord Raoul Menes. And in Buzz Monkey's shifty world of hazardous secrets and hostile camps, Top finds himself the target not merely of Menes but also of ambitious DEA agents, a retired IRA assassin, a gang of meth-cooking rednecks, an urbane CIA recruiter, and two goons in wraparound sunglasses and double-breasted sharkskin suits. Because everyone thinks Dee left the money with Top.
With fingerless corpses showing up in the Oconee River and buddies disappearing into north Georgia's dark green woods, Top knows he is working against time to meet Mene's very literal deadline for producing the missing $1.5 million in cash.

Baker
& Taylor

When his friend, Dee Lane, vanishes with a fortune belonging to Atlanta drug king Raoul Menes, Top Kiernan finds himself the target of the angry drug lord, as well as of ambitious DEA agents, a retired IRA assassin and his lethal daughter, and other assorted characters.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2003
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786712618
0786712619
Branch Call Number: Mystery Hill
Characteristics: 307 p ; 24 cm

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