The Lawn Job by Chuck Caruso is an edgy neo-noir novel that follows the downward spiral of a two-time loser with poor impulse control.
Ex-con man Craig Collins is scratching a living mowing lawns for fancy clients—and keeping his fingers light with a spot of petty theft. But when the lady of the house, the wife of the local celebrity pizzeria owner “Big Gino” Pasarelli, starts becoming a little too flirty Collins gets the boot.
When Collins learns of Pasarelli’s own passionate indiscretions a plot to get his revenge begins to take shape. Collins and his sometimes girlfriend Juana, a transgender stripper, lure Pasarelli into a sex-tape scandal.
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Chuck Caruso, 19th-century Americanist and Poe scholar, teaches in the Department of English at Marylhurst University. As an author of dark genre fiction, Caruso's horror tales have been published in Cemetery Dance, Shroud, and Dark Discoveries, among other print magazines & anthologies. His western noir tales have been published by The Big Adios, Shotgun Honey, Flash Fiction Offensive, and Fires on the Plain. The Lawn Job is his first published novel. Caruso lives in Vancouver, Washington.