Prodigal Son

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Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 1998
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,087 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,135
Added to site: 2007.10.31
mnybks.net#: 18798
License: by-nc-nd

The last of the Dan Sloane stories.

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k God, was alphabetical. In under an hour I had an index card with twenty names that had been on both lists.

It was twelve noon. The carnival was open.

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I felt dirty the minute I walked onto the midway. It wasn't just the heat, not just the pressure of all those booths crammed into the asphalt lot behind the Coliseum. It was the smell of greasy pots full of melted cheese to pour over nacho chips, the sticky puddles of dried coke under my feet, the recorded calliope and disco blaring out of metal horns, the lurking carnies in baseball shirts and gimme hats that sized me up as I walked by.

"Hey, gotta girlfriend? She'd love this Snoopy doll! Hey, where ya going? No girlfriend? Got a boyfriend, then?"

The big rides, the Merry-Go-Round and the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Ferris Wheel and something called a Dragon's Lair, were in the center of the lot. Around the edges were the shooting galleries and fortune wheels, concessions and fortune tellers, cooch dancers and freak shows, all th

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.12.11
Lisa Carr
****.

A good detective story set in Austin, TX, about a kid who was abducted when he was two years old suddenly walking into a detective's office ten years later. But things are and are not as they seem. Each rock that gets turned over reveals another secret.
It's not a story where all the clues are spread out for you to see; you have to stick with the story and trust the detective.


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