Why do they hate this little guy? In this blend of gripping action and wry black comedy, three-foot, six-inch Winthrop Mead comes of age—and it’s a struggle! He’s smart. He’s friendly. The ladies love him. So: l Why is he banned in Boston? l Why does a vengeful cop want his hide? l Why is he hounded by an outlaw biker gang? (And those are the least of his problems!) A fanatical army general, a reactionary toy maker, and a sleazy ad man are among the Dangerous Knaves on the hunt for a top-secret weapon. With its roots in Nazi Germany, their quest for ultimate power involves a decades-old web of greed, false identities, espionage, blackmail, kidnapping, and murder. From the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of Big Sur—with stopovers in Germany, Boston, Cape Cod, and San Francisco—the intrigue builds. It’s a twisted world of unexpected dangers and unanswered questions. And against all odds, little Winthrop Mead is forced to untangle it.
5.2×8 • 308 pages • $12.30
STERLING JOHNSON—pseudonym of California writer Jeffrey Whitmore—is also the author of the St. Martin’s Press bestseller English as a Second F*cking Language (“Great f*cking book!”—Stephen King) and Watch Your F*cking Language (“One of those rare smart and funny books.”—Penn Jillette).
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