Big Fishby Published 01 May 1986
|Publisher||Warner Books (NY)|
First published in 1985 and long out-of-print, Big Fish, one of Thomas Perry’s most sought-after titles, is now available to readers in an e-book format. Powerfully-plotted and funny, Big Fish follows dangerous and mysterious Los Angeles entrepreneur Altmeyer, and his wife Rachel whose quiet lives in the Hollywood hills are disrupted when a multi-million dollar gunrunning deal goes bad.
Under most circumstances, Altmeyer might be mildly amused by the audacity of the double-cross. But whoever cheated Altmeyer may also be planning to destroy the world. With so much at stake, Altmeyer and Rachel and their friend, super-agent to the stars Bucky Carmichael, set off on a perilous adventure in search of the identity of the Big Fish. What they find is shocking and horrifying and all too credible.
“A fast-reading, big-time, silky thriller.” - People
“A new contender for top tough guy… We wanted to sell our house and buy the film rights, we were that impressed. Big Fish features a dashing, upscale couple… the Nick and Nora Charles of gunrunning… Altmeyer and Rachel have a chemistry that reaches critical mass on the opening page.” – Playboy
“Written with the same expertise as Mr. Perry’s previous successes… and that should keep his fans happy. All men will want to be Altmeyer and all women his Rachel.” – New York Times Book Review
Big Fish Reviews
The only dislike I have to report was too much chemical/lab/scientific mumbo jumbo, but I always enjoy Thomas Perry's tales, characters, and dialogue. I will recommend it to friends who appreciate science.
This book was very amusing. I had to reflect back to acknowledging the year it was written as a guide to understanding the idealism of the story. Doing so made this a great read. This is a fast , fast read. It will crack you up!
I could not get Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, in It Happened One Night & Claudette and Cary Grant in Topper, out of my mind while reading the banter of the two main characters in Big Fish. I really enjoyed the read but I would really like to warn those to realize the era in which this book was written.