Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Grift


Grift

Author: Jason Mosberg
Genre: Young Adult, Trillers, Spies
Publisher: Three Story
Publication Date: 3.4.2015
Pages: 234

Why would a 17-year-old girl pretend to be a prostitute?
            Piper is a con artist whose canvas is the city of Las Vegas.  She rolls with a crew of young grifters including a card-counting genius, a tourist-hustling pool shark, and a pocket-picking magician.  Together, this crew of teenage outlaws live with their mentor Max in the penthouse of a hotel casino.  They work hard and play harder.  But unlike the others, Piper must balance her hyper-real Vegas fantasy with the reality of raising her 14-year-old half-sister Sophie.  Disaster strikes when the Las Vegas mafia kidnaps Sophie and demands a multimillion-dollar ransom.  With only five days to piece together the money, the crew races the clock to save her.


About the author:
Jason Mosberg lives in Los Angeles where he works as a screenwriter.  He has optioned several feature screenplays to independent financiers.  He loves LA far more than the hates it.
            He wrote his first novel Grift while staying in cheap hotel rooms in Las Vegas.  He hates Las Vegas far more than he loves it.
            When he's not writing, Jason can be found playing soccer, walking, and over analyzing everything.
            Having grown up in Delaware, Jason attended Wake Forest University before he lit out for the west coast.
            His top five TV shows of all time are The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and Twin Peaks.
            His one vice is claw machines.
            On the book side, he is represented by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger.

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