The Big Get-Even Read Online Free - A disbarred lawyer and an ex-arsonist cross paths and find themselves organizing an elaborate real-estate scam to bilk a shady rich speculator out of twenty million dollars. The sting is personal for ex-arsonist Stan and for a woman named Vee, who plays an essential role in the caper. Glen, the narrator and former lawyer, finds himself at first just along for the money. Eventually, as bonds deepen among the conspirators, Glen too discovers he has a lot more at stake than simply the loot.This cast of lively eccentrics discovers along the way that getting to the big payoff might just be more scary fun than the monetary prize itself.
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September 04, 2017
More like 1.5
It was less than meh. (meh -1?)
The main characters personality and involvement made absolutely no sense in comparison to everyone else's. And it was staggeringly difficult to believe him as a "ladies man"
All the bones of a good story was there but it fell severely short, there were n...
December 05, 2017
I give this book 2 out 5 stars. I hate more than anything writing a negative review! I am always try to be the most enthusiastic person I can be! This book wasn’t terrible and the plot was good, it was just the execution and characters didn’t do well for me. I just felt like it was overplayed an...
March 10, 2018
Don’t do it, don’t do it. Put your wallet away.
I received a galley of this story free and in advance from Net Galley and Blackstone Publishing in exchange for this honest review. That said, if I’d been given a free copy plus a million dollars, I wouldn’t be able to write this thing a favorable p...
April 03, 2018
What a fun read!!! These guys would have no luck at all if it wasn't for bad luck.
Greg, the narrator and an ex-con, disbarred lawyer, and Stan, an ex-con arsonist, come up with this farce of a plan to make 20 million dollars. The trials and tribulations they go through to read this goal are both...
July 30, 2017
Can the crook con the crook. A gripping tale of how one man who saved another man's life embarks on a scam to seek revenge on a criminal mastermind, only for the scales to be tipped. A brilliant con unfolds and true rewards are revealed. It's not often you root for a bad guy. Brilliant read
November 27, 2017
**I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review**
When I stumbled across the premise for Paul Di Filippo’s The Big Get Even I was so excited. The book promised a good old-fashioned, fun caper/heist story and I...
December 20, 2017
Woody Allen has always been prolific and like any artist, he goes through times of mountain top enrichment only to plateau for a period. Or a decade. Like in the early aughts following the jazz-cool Sweet And Lowdown and before the sexy Match Point, when Allen cranked out a movie a year, and most...
July 30, 2017
As the title implies, "The Big Get-Even" is all about a long con, a sting, how to bait a trap and fleece someone with mighty big pockets. It pits a mismatched crew of con artists against a real estate tycoon. The crew includes a disbarred lawyer recently out of jail, the hard case that the lawyer...
November 01, 2017
Thanks to NetGalley for an opportunity to preview this book. The story was fairly good, however, the author seemed to be trying too hard, giving his Thesaurus a real workout. Still worthwhile.
January 22, 2018
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
This was a fun read which I finished in a day.