Jim Thompson – The Rip-Off


Britton Rainstar never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela Aloe and be so terrified of her at the same time. It’s not just that he thinks she’s out of his league. It’s more that the longer he stays with her, the closer to death he seems to come. A vicious dog is somehow let loose in his hotel room. He’s threatened at gunpoint by a man in a skeleton costume. And when he finally ends up in the hospital, someone pushes his wheelchair down the stairs.

Nothing anything like this has ever happened to Britt before – and while Manuela’s never around when the so-called “accidents” happen, neither can Britt prove she’s behind the many threats on his life. Is a rival for Manuela’s affections trying to chase him away? Is there more to Manuela herself than meets the eye? Whatever it is, Britt better find out fast – before whoever’s after him hits their mark, and the man who never thought he’d land the ultimate girl ends up paying the ultimate price.

Author: Jim Thompson
Narrator: Brian Troxell
Duration: 6 hours 8 minutes
Released: 12 Jan 2003
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

imposter combined

I really disliked this book. I would not recommend it to anyone. The plot was confusing. I could not tolerate reading about the rape and treatment of women in the book. It was an awful experience to stick with it as long as I did.