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ISBN:
0241128188
Author:
Robert. Ferrigno
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
William Morrow and Co. (1990).; First Edition edition (1990)
Pages:
352 pages
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1531 kb
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1422 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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765


Robert Ferrigno (born 1947) is an American author of crime novels and of speculative fiction.

Robert Ferrigno (born 1947) is an American author of crime novels and of speculative fiction. Eight books published between 1990 and 2004 were additions to the detective and thriller genres, while the post 9/11 'Assassin trilogy' is set in an imagined United States dominated by Islam. The Horse Latitudes (1990), his first.

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Anything Robert Ferrigno writes is excellent. Second time reading this book. Quirky, fun and dark characters. After reading the mostly excellent "Flinch," I turned to Robert Ferrigno's heralded debut novel and was very disappointed

Anything Robert Ferrigno writes is excellent. After reading the mostly excellent "Flinch," I turned to Robert Ferrigno's heralded debut novel and was very disappointed. Unlike "Flinch," the plot is sometimes unclear, he relies on clumsy stereotypes, and motivation is not always believable. Ferrigno throws in so many contrived oddball situations that it's almost like he doesn't really believe in the strength of the story itself. While humorous exaggeration is common to mysteries, Ferrigno doesn't balance this with enough realism to make this a credible story, and this lessens our involvement.

The Horse Latitudes book. HORSE LATITUDES - G Ferrigno, Robert - Standalone. When ex-wife Lauren disappears from her beach home and a dead scientist is found hanging naked from her ceiling, Danny is dragged into a silly extortion scheme over a pop-science miracle drug.

A thriller featuring an ex-drug dealer who is the prime suspect in what appears to be a gruesome murder

In helping his ex-wife steer clear of a murder rap, he becomes involved with a few detectives, his bizarre ex brother in-law, a couple of muscle bound freaks (Baby Hueys!), a "mad" scientist and other assorted characters. Not entirely predictable and fast paced enough to keep me reading!!I like the way Ferrigno pieces a story together.

Robert Ferrigno is an American author of crime novels and of speculative fiction. By the author of The Horse Latitudes. In the second book of Ferrigno's spectacular Assassin Trilogy, Rakkim Epps battles radical fundamentalist forces in a futuristic America, now a divided blood-soaked dystopia. Will he survive? Can America ever be unified again?

Horse latitudes Ferrigno, Robert Random House 9780099441526 : Danny DiMedici& ex-wife Laura is missing, there& a corpse in her blood-splattered beach house, and Danny is the prime suspect.

Horse latitudes Ferrigno, Robert Random House 9780099441526 : Danny DiMedici& ex-wife Laura is missing, there& a corpse in her blood-splattered beach house, and Danny is the prime suspect. Есть в наличии на складе поставщика. Склад Англия: 2 шт. При оформлении заказа до: 20 дек 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: середина Января При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

Robert Ferrigno (born 1947) is an American author of crime novels. He ultimately gave up his day job to become a novelist, and his first book, "The Horse Latitudes", was called "the fiction debut of the season" by "Time" magazine. He is best known for his entertaining writing style, which combines quirky characters with strong plots and sharp dialogue. Ferrigno was born in South Florida, a tropical backwater rife with mosquitoes and flying cockroaches. After earning college degrees in Philosophy, Filmmaking, and Creative Writing, he returned to his first love, poker.

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  • Granigrinn
Anything Robert Ferrigno writes is excellent. Second time reading this book. Quirky, fun and dark characters. Non stop action.
  • Humin
Fabulous. Ferringno is one of the most orignial writers out there - his books don't fit any genre except "Fantastic". Tense, fast-moving, and full of great characters. I've read this book numerous times and still love it. His books are scathing, funny, scary, and just fantastic reads. Treat yourself to a fast-moving mystery, grab any one of his books - you'll want more.
  • Sharpbringer
There were times when I thought this LA-set noir murder mystery was trying to be a parody of the genre, but then the ripe, yet hard-boiled dialogue suggested only that the author wanted it to be a movie. People don't talk; they quip. Nobody can just say "yes" or no." They have spout some one-liner that hopes to be memorable. We have an ex-drug dealer whose wife is missing from a very bloody room. We've got the tough-talkin' cops. We've got lots of minor characters who have so many quirks that their characters seem to be hoping whoever plays them in the movie will get a supporting actor nomination. The Hispanic drug dealer is an especially offensive stereotype. The twin bodybuilders are not even complicated enough to be cartoon figures. Everybody wisecracks. You've got the atmospheric diner run by the heart-of-gold German frau. There seem to be a couple of mad scientists. The old cop who chain-eats doughnuts and who is about to retire. Plus the very troubled Vietnam vet. As well as the femme fatale. The only saving grace is that it's a very fast read. And since there's nothing really new, it doesn't tax your brain to rush through it.
  • Tejora
This thriller is set in an upper class California beach community in what I think was the late eighties. There were lots of good twists and turns, that kept me never quite sure what was happening or where the end point was going to be. I also liked that, for the most part, there were not good guys and bad guys, there were just people trying to muddle through various unpleasant situations. The one exception to this is a research doctor who is so bad, perhaps evil, that he brings to mind a mustache twirling villain from a cartoon.
I liked that the story was told from multiple points of view so that you can see how each of the characters were acting sensibly within their understanding of circumstances.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast based mystery story.
  • Heri
I think it's his first. It made quite a splash when it first came out. I didn't like it at the time but have just reread and revised my opinion. My hardback has praise from Elmore Leonard and Amy Tan. Quite a combo. It has all the trademarks of a Robert Ferrigno crime novel. Wry dialogue, cartoonish but engaging situations, oddball bad guys - McFestus enjoyed. There's really alot going on and Ferrigno keeps things moving (physically and emotionally).

In order to keep track of this novel vs the other Ferrigno novels - this one has the recurring characters Det Jane Holt, soon to be retired Det Karl Steiner, the hyperkinetic drug dealer Cubanito and some wired teen with computer skills. Retired drug dealer Danny De something or other gets involved in the case of a mutilated dead body found hanging at his ex-wife's apartment. Danny stirs the interest of the detectives as he tries to re-enter the small time marijuana dealer world he swore to leave. Many affecting moments.
  • THOMAS
I was hooked on this book about the third paragraph when the main characters frustration about his divorce is described as feeling like throwing a fat man through a plate glass window...just to hear the noise
The perspective of Southern California's sub-culture as viewed by an ex drug dealer (pot only, thank-you) is fascinating as are some of the compelling characters who include:
- the outwardly glamorous, successful ex-wife, whose true nature could make Charles Manson appear compassionate - the vietnam vet brother-in-law, formerly an alligator-sweater-wearing preppie college golf star, now enjoying a hermit-like high tech existence in the ground zero environment of an abandoned oil plant - Cubanito, a refugee from Castro's most horrifying prison camps, who now combines the lifestyle of a Rolex wearing Ferrari driving drug dealer with a Dale Carnegie type entrepenurial attidude that could only happen in America.
The plot does become hard to both follow and believe, but the author's talent for character development as well as dialogue and observations that stick in a reader's mind more than compensate.
  • zzzachibis
The unlikely protagonist in The Horse Latitudes is a former drug dealer by the name of Danny DiMedici. Danny is an avid swimmer and, curiously, is also an authority on the civilization of the ancient Mayans.
His smart, stunningly beautiful wife, Lauren, has left him and he has yet to get over the hurt he feels. But now he learns that Lauren has gone missing and her stylish beachfront home is a grisly crime scene. As Danny wends his way through Southern California's not so hidden subculture of drugs and sex, searching for Lauren, the narrative takes on a surreal, otherwordly quality. And author Robert Ferrigno's frequent use of flashback sequences serves to enhance the surrealism.
Add in a mad scientist searching for the fountain of youth and a matched pair of pea brained, muscle bound hitmen and you have a novel which is genuinely bizarre.
Ferrigno's writing is quite skillful at times. I particularly liked the supporting characters, Karl Steiner and Jane Holt, the odd couple detective team assigned to the case.
But ultimately, I found myself less than fully satisfied because of the way the plot unfolded. The storyline resolves itself in the latter third of the book in a lame and seemingly random fashion.
The Horse Latitudes is an interesting and, at times, engaging work of fiction. But the disappointing, unsatisfying ending spoiled it for me.