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When Frank Thorpe, a deeply moral former undercover operative, sees a hard-charging art dealer knock down a Latino child in LAX airport, he decides to teach him a lesson. But Thorpe's plans get a little out of hand, and Thorpe becomes immersed in a criminal underworld peopled by a drug dealing surfer with a socially-climbing wife, two mentally challenged goons with a penchant for violence, and a vicious Romanian named Vlad. The Wake-Up is an absolutely irresistible, outrageously comic thriller that starts off with a bang and never lets up until the end.
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"Frank Thorpe is set to board a plane at LAX for a much-needed vacation when he sees an obviously poor young boy knocked out of the way and senseless by an arrogant businessman rushing to a waiting Porsche." "Frank really needs some R&R. He's just been fired - over a fatal screw up - from the covert operations "shop" he's worked at for years. But Douglas Meachum - a hard-charging art dealer - needs to be made to feel something more than entitlement: nothing extreme, just a little wake-up call." "Given Frank's background and his expertise in good guy/bad guy tactics, it's easy for him to set up a scam involving some embarrassing revelations about a faked Mayan sculpture that Meachum sells to one of his clients. But the client isn't someone who takes kindly to mistakes. She's a ruthless social-climbing psychopath who, with her surfer dude husband (the Thomas Alva Edison of designer pharmaceuticals), runs a huge drug operation. And she's got an invincible thug duo - Vlad and Arturo - to carry out her notions of payback, which make Frank's wake-up scheme seem positively genteel. What started out as a good (if slightly underhanded) deed quickly veers out of control."--BOOK JACKET.
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