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Your Friendly Neighborhood Criminal

A Monty Havikko Mystery by Michael Van Rooy

Your Friendly Neighborhood Criminal by Michael Van Rooy

Synopsis (from the publisher): Ex-criminal Montgomery "Monty" Haaviko would prefer to be known as the friendly neighborhood daycare provider. Unfortunately, it's his criminal past (and his extensive bag of tricks of the trade) that brings him to the attention of Marie Blue Duck, a Canadian activist who wants Monty to set up a route to smuggle refugees into the US. Monty's skeptical of her offer, but the money is too good to refuse. Even his wife, Claire, who ensures Monty stays on the straight and narrow, thinks he should take the job.

Monty's carefully laid plans quickly go off the rails when he squares off against local thug Samantha Richot, who tries to seize the route. Their power struggle rapidly escalates into kidnapping, torture, and a daring and highly explosive stand-off. Just when Monty thinks he might just have it all under control, his old jailhouse crony, Hershel "Smiley" Wiebe, shows up on his doorstep. Monty is more than suspicious of Smiley's motives, but figures if you should keep old friends close, you should keep old cons even closer.

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Criminal by Michael Van Rooy

Your Friendly Neighborhood Criminal by Michael Van Rooy — A Monty Havikko Mystery

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60630-5
Publication Date: July 2011
List Price: $24.99

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