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The Big Get-Even

(2018)
(The first book in the Glen and Stan series)
A novel by

 
 
A disbarred lawyer and an ex-arsonist cross paths and find themselves organizing an elaborate real estate scam to bilk a shady rich speculator out of 20 million dollars. The sting is personal for ex-arsonist Stan and for a woman named Vee, who plays an essential role in the caper. Glen, the narrator and former lawyer, finds himself at first just along for the money. Eventually, as bonds deepen among the conspirators, Glen too discovers he has a lot more at stake than simply the loot.

This cast of lively eccentrics discovers along the way that getting to the big payoff might just be more scary fun than the monetary prize itself.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Big Get-Even mixes the cocktail of classic noir with a style and panache utterly Paul Di Filippian. It blends a cast of sexy and larcenous guys and molls (and one pretty-boy rotten egg), a wittily suspenseful buildup, and a gasp-provoking payoff into a highly palatable intoxicant. I drank it off straight in nearly one draught, and I commend it to you as a bracing tonic for the blues and the blahs, no chaser necessary." - Michael Bishop

"Paul Di Filippo expertly spins a tale of revenge, betrayal, and a fight for salvation." - Brendan DuBois

"This is an astonishingly accomplished, virtually seamless caper-suspense novel, a genre which the late Donald Westlake brought (in his Dortmunder novels) as close to perfection as any writer living or dead and which Paul Di Filippo has, in The Big Get-Even, made equally his own." - Barry N Malzberg

"The Big Get-Even is a smooth-running Swiss watch, compulsively readable and spiked with wry wit. You cheer the motley characters every step of the way to the H-bomb climax. As Di Filippo would say: It's a puzzle wrapped in a mind-f*ck inside a Secret Santa present. Raymond Chandler would love this book." - Rudy Rucker


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Used availability for Paul Di Filippo's The Big Get-Even

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
ISBN: 1-5047-8391-3 / 978-1-5047-8391-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
ISBN: 1-982546-45-X / 978-1-982546-45-8
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Big Get-Even: Library Edition
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
ISBN: 1-5384-0460-5 / 978-1-5384-0460-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
ISBN: 1-5384-0462-1 / 978-1-5384-0462-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
ISBN: 1-5384-0461-3 / 978-1-5384-0461-4 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Big Get-Even
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Get-Even
Author(s): Paul Di Filippo
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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