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Twilight at Mac's Place by Ross Thomas
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Twilight at Mac's Place (1990)

by Ross Thomas

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I did not like it much at all. I thought it was slow. There were too many characters to keep track of. ( )
  judy484 | Nov 8, 2010 |
The fourth of the McCorkle/Padillo series. Anyone who enjoys tight, crisp writing should pick up a Ross Thomas. Intrigue, adventure, tasty dialogue and memorable characters. ( )
1 vote majorbabs | Apr 4, 2008 |
Engrossing, twisted tale of intrigue and betrayal as usual. Lots of real characters, none of which are entirely guilty or innocent. Mostly we get the play-by-play from the Granville narrative, lots of juicy filler from the other character narratives. Granny’s the one in possession of the infamous memoir and the one who has to array his allies around him and ferret out his enemies. My only major criticism is the lack of characters that fit the description of the assassin made the suspect rather obvious. What the suspect reveals and ultimately does was a bit of a surprise, although it shouldn’t have been. I’ll have to hunt down the other Mac and Padillo novels. I’d like to know more about the latter; he’s made out to be a man with a past and that’s always fun. ( )
1 vote Bookmarque | Mar 10, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312315848, Paperback)

In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets many would prefer stayed secrets. When the spy's estranged son receives the then dizzying sum of $100,000 for all rights to the work, he is properly dizzied. He is also smart enough to seek the help of veteran Cold Warriors McCorkle and Padillo, owners of a D.C. bar called Mac's Place that is both a capital landmark and a nest of intrigue.

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In "Twilight at Mac's Place," the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets many would prefer stayed secrets. When the spy's estranged son receives the then dizzying sum of $100,000 for all rights to the work, he is properly dizzied. He is also smart enough to seek the help of veteran Cold Warriors McCorkle and Padillo, owners of a D.C. bar called Mac's Place that is both a capital landmark and a nest of intrigue.… (more)

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