His last novel, Heartbreaker, was called by the Chicago Tribune _recklessly exciting and wildly funny. [It leaves the] reader gasping for air and begging for more.Ó With Flinch, Robert Ferrigno_s electrifying and darkly funny new novel, we get what we_ve been waiting for.At the center is Jimmy Gage, a tabloid writer for Slap magazine who_s been contacted by someone calling himself _The Eggman,Ó a serial killer who has laid claim to six unsolved murders around Los Angelesexcept the whole thing is declared a publicity hoax by the police, who_ve branded Jimmy a publicity hound.But then a year later, crime-scene photographs of the murders turn up in the possession of Jimmy_s brother, Jonathan, a high-profile plastic surgeon. Although Jimmy acknowledges that this makes Jon-athan a suspect, he also realizes that this might be simply one more round in the psychological games the brothers have been playingand Jonathan mostly winningsince they were children. It_s a twisted sibling rivalry newly charged by Jonathan_s recent marriage to Jimmy_s former girlfriend.Throw into the mix Jonathan_s impeccable standing in the community (as compared to Jimmy_s lack of one) . . . the female detective who can_t decide which brother to believe . . . and the thugs, con-artists, baby-faced brainiacs, and hard-edged women who are potentially lethal distractions in Jimmy_s life.But the distractions will have to wait: Jimmy_s committed to discovering the identity of the killer, and no one gets a better pay-off from his obsession than the reader of this edgy, fast-forward, unstoppably entertaining novel.
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