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Zig Zag

A Novel

288 pages
Schaffner Press Inc

Capri Dall has a foolproof plan to knock over the marijuana dispensary where she works. But when her boyfriend botches the heist, the two of them end up in a stolen car with a trunkful of rare high-end weed and an unhinged security guard on their trail.

Harry Robatore is a burned out rhinestone cowboy barely scraping by as a bail bondsman. Agreeing to help out an old pal, and settle his bar tab, he sets out to track down the lovers on the run. The chase begins in the San Fernando Valley and leads him deep into the heart of the Mojave Desert - building to an explosive ghost town showdown.

Equal parts Elmore Leonard and Charles Portis - with Larry McMurtry's cowboy hat along for the ride - Zig Zag is a stoned odyssey across the dive bars, neon-lit motels, and lost highways of the American West.

Author Bio
J.D. O'Brien was educated by nuns and holds a degree from the Jack Dempsey Bartending School in New York City. He studied under Gordon Lish, George Pelecanos and Jonathan Ames, and worked for David Mamet and John Sayles. He's been a bartender, cold caller, dishwasher, waterslide operator and clerk at the Strand Book Store. He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts and has a dog named Lefty.