With the mind of David Mamet, the voice of Tom Robbins, and the morals of a sailor on shore leave, Radar Hover Lander is truly one of a kind, a successful con artist, as good as they get. THE ALBERQUERQUE TURKEY (Crown, March 22, 2011) finds Radar and his girlfriend, Allie Quinn, trying to use the proceeds of their latest, big con to set themselves up in the straight life for good. But foiling Radar’s stab at a new life is a cast of quirky and hilarious characters who collectively present the opportunity for the con of a lifetime.
…Vorhaus brings readers inside the world of con artistry with a character like no other…
Off to Vegas they go, where Vorhaus, author of the Killer Poker series and a poker aficionado who once made the final table at the World Series of poker, uses his knowledge of the high-roller scene to set the stage for Radar’s next con: reinventing Vic as the ultimate high roller- the Albuquerque Turkey. As he did in his witty first novel The California Roll, Vorhaus brings readers inside the world of con artistry with a character like no other, the sensational swindler and polymath extraordinaire Radar Hoverlander. Combining laugh-out-loud prose with a knack for cleverly twisting a plot, Vorhaus makes Hoverlander’s forays into the world of conning intensely engaging and immensely enjoyable.
Art fraud, casino cons, love, loyalty, and a dazzling array of double- and triple-crosses…they all prove that the notion of Vegas secrets staying secret is about as realistic as Radar Hoverlander staying straight. Full of scams, jams, and plans gone awry, THE ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY is smart, entertainment caper that’s worth gambling on.