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The Artisanal Grifter

September 6, 2020 • Los Angeles

The Artisanal GrifterA new Slater Ibáñez blunt drops this week: The Artisanal Grifter is a rollicking tale from George Bixley about his hot-headed protagonist trying to disrupt a blackmail scheme. From the publisher:

“Pulled into negotiating with a blackmailer as a favor to his mother, Slater soon finds there’s more going on than just her old friend’s inability to keep it in his pants. More victims of the grift turn up, including Etta, an educator with secrets of her own who teams up with Slater to run a con on one of the key players. Unraveling the mystery leads Slater into an old-school photo lab, a late-night stakeout in a bar wearing disguise drag, and pugilistic encounters with a button man and a sleazy property developer. Zeroing in on the extent of the grift, Slater’s plan to plant evidence—the only way to make sure the right person gets arrested—inevitably goes awry, leaving him with a dilemma that strikes to the heart of his already tenuous ethics.”

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