The Vegas Knockout

The Vegas Knockout

by Tom Schreck

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Duffy Dombrowski just accepted a dream job: chief sparring partner for Russian heavyweight contender Boris Rusakov in Vegas. His obstinate basset hound, Al, and a few friends join Duffy for the ride—but before Duffy knows it, his trip turns into a nightmare. Someone’s killing local Mexican workers, friends and relatives of Duffy’s gym buddies. And to make matters worse, Duffy’s got Boris’s Russian mobster pals chasing him with murder on their minds.

Quirky characters, rapid-fire dialogue, and nonstop action propel The Vegas Knockout into the sphere of gritty thrillers that hit with astonishing power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612182803
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Vegas Knockout 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
brendajanefrank on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my first Tom Schreck/Duffy book, and I loved it. J.A. Konrath who writes the Jack Daniels series is one of my favorite authors. Konrath's stories are irreverent, funny (sometimes on a juvenile level) and the good guys win. Tom Schreck is a likely winner for me since he has collaborated with Konrath to write: "Planter's Punch," encompassing both the boxing and the mixed drink themes.Consider Al, a "rescue" basset hound given anthropomorphic qualitites. like dogs and stories including dogs as characters. Al is a hoot and gave me many laugh out loud moments. Duffy, the lead character, is a boxer, sort of. He's really hired as a sparring partner for really good boxers. Basically, he's paid to be a piece of meat to pummel. More important, Duffy is a really good guy prone to help the needy.Adventures ensue in Los Vegas, in a brothel, in the gym, in the ring, and in the casinos. There are subplots, tearful and touching moments, lots of jabs, hooks and low blows. In the end, of course, the good guys win and happiness prevails. It works for me.
jsharpmd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun story of ex-boxer now part-time sparring partner, part-time social worker. Goes to Las Vegas with friends from New York plus takes his basset hound Al. Lodged in house of ill repute while sparring with arrogant boxing champ from Russia. Gets into all sorts of situations. Also serial killer on the loose. Lots of action, comedy.
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