The Fools in Town Are on Our Side (Paperback)

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side By Ross Thomas, Tony Hiss (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ross Thomas, Tony Hiss (Introduction by)
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"Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" -- Mark Twain

When Lucifer Dye is released from three months in a Hong Kong prison, debriefed, handed a false passport, a new wardrobe and a $20,000 check, his haughty control makes it clear that Dye's career with his country has been permanently terminated. But a good agent is always in demand, and just a few hours later Dye is being interviewed for a highly ingenious position.

Victor Orcutt, although a not very good imitation of a British pre-war gent, has creative talents of his own. He has his sights a small southern city, with the ordinary run-of-the-mill corruption one would expect in such a place. The canny Orcott knows there's no profit in that. His creed is "To get better, it must be much worse." He and his two associates have looked up Dye's history, and he now offers the ex-spy a mission: for two and a half times the government's bounty, Dye is to thoroughly corrupt the town.

And the sly Dye takes the offer.

About the Author

ROSS THOMAS is the author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed novels. His debut, The Cold War Swap, was written in under six weeks and won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and Briarpatch won an Edgar Award for Best Novel. He's also written under the name Oliver Bleeck.

Thomas died in 1995 at the age of 69 in Santa Monica, California.

Praise For…

“America's Best Storyteller.” —New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312315825
ISBN-10: 0312315821
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: May 16th, 2003
Pages: 384
Language: English