In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father had died in a mysterious yet spectacular way. There she finds that her scumbag dad had actually, in the final years of his life, put his amazing talent for hustling to good use: He was one of the founding members of the Fancy Suits and died in the course of his duties. Zoey is quickly entangled in the city's surreal mob war when she is taken hostage by a particularly crazy villain who imagines himself to be a Dr. Doom-level mastermind. The villain is demanding information about Zoe's father when she is rescued by The Fancy Suits. She reluctantly joins their cause and helps finish what her old man started, tapping in to her innate talent for bullshit that she inherited from her hated father. And along the way, she might just have to learn how to trust people again.
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- MRS BETH M JONES
Hilarious and totally ridiculous
action packed with moments of totally unexpected hilarity that sideswipes you. I also loved the fact that Wong wasn't trying to be realistic about ANYTHING.
Had to be Zoey, she isn't a cookie cutter perfect super model supermodel in disguise type, she's the most real and most genuine character I've come across in a long time. She's overweight, she hasn't had the luxury of a dental plan, she's just plain awesome.
She's a good reader, none of her character voices put me off, interrupting the flow of the story, please get her reading more books!
if you mean pmsl then yes, but teary eyed? hellz no!
The book, while shorter than I usually listen to, seemed to last longer than I was expecting as it was so very action-packed. So it 'took forever' in a good way. Wong has a fantastic sense of humour that pokes fun at the nasty voyeuristic side of human nature and the superficiality that goes hand in hand with it. The Coyote/Hyena/Piranha being a great example. This book is definitely on my re-listen list!
- A. Mitchell