Twins Grant and Lee Tolan haven’t been getting along for quite some time. Grant is the smart one. Lee, not so smart and often in trouble. But when Lee finds himself owing rather a lot of money to some Very Bad Men, he seeks out his sibling in the hope of a helping hand. However, when he finds his brother dead, Lee is left with only one possible solution – switch identities.
This novella by Joe Albanese starts with a neat idea that drops the hero into a wonderfully complicated mess. The story romps along at a jolly pace and the voice of the main character is lively and likeable. My only issue is the changing point of view, which I always find irritating (starting with the hero telling the story then suddenly switching to the all-seeing narrator in order to tell us stuff the hero can’t possibly know). Other than that, it’s an entertaining tale of drugs, money and dead bodies that’ll please anyone who likes downtrodden and out-of-luck heroes who get a chance to turn things around.
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