Larry Beinhart & The Deal Goes Down

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Larry Beinhart is best known as the author of Wag the Dog (originally published as American Hero) on which the film starring Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson was based. His No One Rides for Free (1986) received the 1987 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.  Beinhart spent two years in Oxford, England, where he was the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellow at Wadham College. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and the Chicago Tribune. Beinhart worked for AlJazeera English, on the TV news magazine show Empire as a Writer/Producer/Director. He resides in Woodstock, New York.

Bookreporter http://Bookreporter.com, recently ran an interview with Beinhart, author of The Deal Goes Down. You can find the interview here. https://www.bookreporter.com/authors/larry-beinhart/news/interview-081122. You can also read a review of his book. https://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/the-deal-goes-down And, if you’d like to read CrimeReads, and Beinhart’s article, “The Five Great Novels of Dashiell Hammett”, check it out. https://crimereads.com/the-five-great-novels-of-dashiell-hammett/

Here’s the description of The Deal Goes Down.


The Deal Goes Down

A legendary, Edgar-Award winning writer returns, and so does his legendary detective,  with a gripping thriller about marital discord, contract killing, off-piste skiing and the deep state…

Ex-private eye Tony Casella lives in the Catskill mountains, a lonely old tough guy whose body can no longer do what it once did.  His wife and son are dead; his daughter barely talks to him;  his bank is in the process of foreclosing on his home.

But a chance encounter with a rich young woman on a train changes everything. He is hired to take care of  her superrich, sexual predator husband. That job leads to others and he joins  a small start-up whose mission is to save women from abusive marriages. Provided their spouses are in the top 0.01%. It’s a luxury service destined to make great profits. 

Tony’s problems seem to be over, but are they? An old, angry associate is determined to get his cut of Tony’s earnings, murky government agents start to tail him, and when he is sent to the Austrian alps to kill a Russian oligarch and rescue his American wife, all hell breaks loose…

Packed with action The Deal Goes Down is an unforgettable portrait of a Lion in Winter who still has a few tricks up his sleeve, from a writer garlanded with awards and critical acclaim and whose novel American Hero was made into the classic film, Wag the Dog.