About this book
New novel from the author of "Happiness", set in 1939, as a young Texan used to living on his wits falls in with a pair of swindlers, embarking on a series of elaborate and hilarious cons across the American Southwest. 'If Douglas Adams and P.J. O'Rourke ever had an extraterrestrial satanic love-child, it would probably write like Will Ferguson' "Los Angeles Times"
When a pair of swindlers named Virgil and Miss Rose blow through town, Jack McGreary joins them. Together they go on a crime spree across the American Southwest, staging a series of elaborate and often hilarious cons. Jack is swept along into a world of hot jazz and cold calculating crimes of the heart. Someone is being set up. But who?