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About Face: The Deal    by Adam Gittlin Amazon.com order for
About Face
by Adam Gittlin
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Oceanview, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

The Deal About Face by Adam Gittlin is a thriller in every sense of the word. It contains so many twists and turns, the reader must pay attention while enjoying this very clever novel. You won't want to miss a word.

New York City commercial real estate power broker Jonah Gray disappeared years ago when his life bottomed out and has now resurfaced as a new man. Changed in every facet of his old body and face, he can now work on exacting his revenge on those he feels ruined his wonderful life style and destroyed his reputation. He has spent years preparing for this day and he is determined to enjoy it.

Years ago, he found a Faberge Imperial Easter Egg in his briefcase! According to historians, eight of the fabulous eggs had disappeared. The one he now held in his hand was one of the missing ones. A fact to remember. He can trust no one, not even his half-brother who is, in Gray's mind, nothing but a conniving SOB. Jonah himself inadvertently killed a dirty New York City cop and his father has been shot down in cold blood! No wonder the man is bitter.

Now is the time for payback. And ruthlessness. And redemption. And truth. How Gray goes about this is the meat of the book. Hold onto your hats, readers. The Faberge Eggs dance through this well-written book. As well as his transformation.

The Deal: About Face is the third of Gittlin's books and, I understand, he is already at work on the fourth. Sounds like a good plan to me.

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