Meet Richard Armstrong
- August 11, 2019
The author of The Don Con comes to DC on Tues., Aug. 13th, at 6:30PM!
THE DON CON is a pure-entertainment crime comedy caper novel with all the intrigue of Ocean's 11 and The Bank Job--as well as a smart, witty pop-culture, and satire humour that riffs on The Sopranos, The Godfather, Star Trek, and The Sting.
Joey Volpe's life sucks. As an actor, he hit the peak of his career when he played a bit part as a mobster on The Sopranos. If you blinked, you missed it.
But now, at age 40, he's unemployed, broke, and forced to make a living by signing autographs at pop-culture fan conventions. His lack of income, along with his chronic womanizing, has put his marriage at risk, too.
Joey's life gets even worse when a real mobster shows up in his autograph line and makes him an offer he can't refuse:
He forces Joey to rob all the celebrities of their cash at the next fan convention. When the heist goes bad, the mobster frames Joey to take the fall.
With two long years in prison to plot his revenge--plus a cellmate who's an expert at running con jobs--Joey comes up with a plan to get back at the mobster, make millions of dollars for himself, and rescue his marriage in the bargain.
But if the plan fails, Joey could find himself fitted for a pair of cement overshoes.
At Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.