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By John Vorhaus

Meet Radar Hoverlander, a witty, proficient con artist with the brain of David Mamet, the voice of Tom Robbins, and the morals of a sailor on shore depart.  What do the Merlin video game, the Penny Skim, the Doolally Snadoodle, and the Afterparty Snuke have in universal? They’re all of the paintings of world-class con artist and grasp bafflegabber Radar Hoverlander. Radar’s been “on the snuke” considering the fact that youth, yet he’s nonetheless searching for his California Roll, the only colossal rip-off that’ll set him up in sushi for life. Trouble arrives within the beautiful, sassy package deal of Allie Quinn—either the final real blameless or a con artist so slick she makes Radar appear like a Quaker. Radar’s hapless sidekick, Vic Mirplo, a adorable loser who couldn’t con a child out of a sweet cane, thinks Radar’s being performed. but when love is blind, it’s additionally deaf, dumb and silly, and sooner than Radar understands it, he’s sucked right into a vortex of double-, triple-, quadruple-crosses that’ll both internet him his valuable California Roll or positioned him in a gap within the ground.   As undying as a perpetual-motion laptop, as well timed as a Madoff arraignment, The California Roll brings you deep contained in the international of con artistry, the place each truth is fiction and the second one liar by no means has an opportunity.

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The California Roll

Meet Radar Hoverlander, a witty, proficient con artist with the brain of David Mamet, the voice of Tom Robbins, and the morals of a sailor on shore depart.  What do the Merlin video game, the Penny Skim, the Doolally Snadoodle, and the Afterparty Snuke have in universal? They’re the entire paintings of world-class con artist and grasp bafflegabber Radar Hoverlander.

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I charged a ton because, again, with honest people, they definitely think the more you pay, the more it’s worth. —so before I sold him, I trained him to pigeon home. Which, at the first opportunity, he does. I shave him again and take him back again, and oh, the happy couple, they can’t believe I found their precious pooch! I explain how the Doolally is so valuable and rare that they all get GPS microchipped at birth, and these yuppies are so grateful, they give me a reward, which I protest taking but take just the same.

Saying you can’t jack another snuke’s yak is like saying a writer can’t use Boy Meets Girl because Shakespeare (that old thief) got there first. Not that there wasn’t room for improvement. Something like … oh, I don’t know … a cover letter from a phantom CPA validating the dodge and urging you to lock up your deductions by year’s end. Nothing like a little “time is of the essence” urgency to light a fire under a mark. But even as I game-planned the gag, I knew I’d never take it out for a spin. And why?

Like taking care of a retarded brother. He drove off, his perilous Serenade coughing the blue smoke of an engine badly in need of a ring job. I went back to watching the Java Man, but no one of note came or went. Eventually I decided to go in and check it out for myself. I had to credit Vic’s observational skill. He’d nailed everyone in the place (except for the girl with the lip ring—I actually thought it worked). ” That had some logic, but grift logic: If you can’t be right, be loud; if you’re loud enough long enough, you will appear to be right.

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