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Conman

(2009)
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Conman is the story of young Neil Martin, a kindly family man. A bit geeky, a bit nerdy. If you met him, you would assume he runs a failing comic memorabilia store in London's Soho. Which he does. In order to bail himself out of a huge stock-ruining, poster sopping basement flood, he needs to make a claim on his insurance. Which he would do - if he'd remembered to pay his premium. Terrified of losing everything - his wife Jane, his daughter, his business, his home - and scared to appear the dumb, working-class pleb that Jane's father always took him for, Neil reluctantly agrees to help Christopher - a passing confidence trickster - use his premises for a big sting. So the con is on and the trap is set. Neil meets Christopher's crew and, as he introduces them to the world of the vintage comic collectable, he is introduced to the life of the grifter. The swaps, swindles and switcheroos. The colourful patter of marks, mitt fitters, cacklebladders, and cold pokes. But things are never as they seem in the twilight world of the confidence man. And when Christopher's real target is revealed, Neil finds himself plotting, switching, swapping, and scamming for revenge, for redemption. And for his life.

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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Conman
Author(s): Richard Asplin
ISBN: 1-84243-294-X / 978-1-84243-294-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Conman
Author(s): Richard Asplin
ISBN: 1-5318-3904-5 / 978-1-5318-3904-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Conman
Author(s): Richard Asplin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

December 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Conman
Author(s): Richard Asplin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Conman
Author(s): Richard Asplin
Publisher: No Exit Press
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