Wall Street's miasmal garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a small time broker falls in love: Is he attracted to the beautiful lady — or her brother's inside information?
Held spellbound by a steamy, auburn-haired woman with a dubious past and a get-rich-quick, insider trading scheme, Austin Carr knocks down a beehive of bad-acting Bonacellis, including the ill-tempered "Mr. Vic" Bonacelli, who wants his redhead back, and local mob lieutenant Angelina "Mama Bones" Bonacelli, architect of a strange and excruciating death trap for the fast-talking stockbroker she calls smarty pants.
To survive, Austin must unravel threads of jealousy, revenge and new affections, discover the fate of a pseudo ruby called the Big Mojo and slam the lid on a pending United States of America vs. Austin Carr insider trading case. Can Austin and his Jersey Shore mouthpiece possibly out maneuver the savvy U.S. District Attorney from Manhattan? Will anything matter for Austin ever again if Mama Bones flips that switch?
Praise for BIG MOJO …
"Darkly comic and always entertaining — with an outrageous cast of characters including a scheming grandmother and a mysterious redhead. Our engaging hero, fueled by honor and passion, does the best he can in a world where the bad guys seem determined to do him in. Gordon Gekko meets Janet Evanovich in this wry and winning caper — Jack Getze does it again!" — Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author of Truth Be Told
"If Jack Getze's Austin Carr novels aren't on your must-read list, you don't know what you're missing. Austin Carr's that buddy your wife doesn't like you to hang out with. Fast-talking, wisecracking, and hard-living, he's the type of guy who swears he's only ever looking for a good time, and yet every night out with him seems to end in a fight. But you can't deny he's got heart — and BIG MOJO is Carr's most epic adventure yet. It's got frame-ups. Insider trading. Stolen jewels. Double-crosses. Triple-crosses. Love potions. Gunplay. And enough outsized characters it could only take place in the great state of New Jersey. So pick it up. Give it a read. But maybe tell the missus you're hanging out with someone else." — Chris F. Holm, author of the Collector Series
"There's no way you can lose with an Austin Carr novel with a gorgeous redhead, a character with the moniker of "Mama Bones", a double-crossing business partner, more bad guys than can be seen in one place outside of the White House, and Austin's smart mouth that surely he learned by reading lots of Robert B. Parker's character Spenser… A truly rollicking, fun, action-filled read with more twists than a fevered revival of Hula Hoop fanatics at a Jersey Shore ballroom… And then, there's that redhead. Always that redhead…" — Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping and others
"The irrepressible Austin Carr is back, and he's sly and sardonic as ever. Jack Getze's BIG MOJO is a rollercoaster ride you don't want to miss!" — Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award Winning Author of Blood Always Tells