KING CON by Stephen J. Cannell - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Stephen J. Cannell.
When it comes to creating unforgettable criminal characters, nobody
does it better than Emmy Award winner Stephen J. Cannell, the force
behind such acclaimed TV hits as "The Rockford Files," "The Commish,"
"Wiseguy," and "The A-Team." Now come Cannell's most engaging
characters yet -- a spirited assortment of clever con artists.King Con vs. The Don
Raised in a world of flimflams, come-ons and con-jobs, Beano Bates has
done so well he's earned a spot on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. But
his lucky streak vanishes after a card game in which he scams a cool
eighty grand from a notorious Mafia don -- who retaliates by having
Beano nearly beaten to death.
For the first time in his legendary
career, Beano wants more than a big score -- he wants justice. Aided by
a beautiful, no-nonsense female prosecutor and a legion of crafty
cousins, all accomplished grifters, Beano, the king of the cons, puts
together the ultimate swindle -- a well-planned sting of strategy,
skill and deception. The target is America's most feared mob kingpin
and his psychopathic brother. And in this game, winner takes all!