Thursday, March 19, 2015

"The Friendship of Criminals"

Robert Glinski is a graduate of Washington University and Temple University School of Law. He was an attorney in Philadelphia and New Jersey for a decade before transitioning to investment advising. With two writing pieces recently optioned in Hollywood, he now spends his time crafting his next novel and finishing his first screenplay.

Glinksi applied the Page 69 Test to The Friendship of Criminals, his first novel, and reported the following:
When people ask me to describe The Friendship of Criminals, I tell them to trust the title. Yes, there’s crime, but the book is as much about the unique relationships between criminals as it is heists, schemes, and scams. Page 69 is a perfect example.

Earlier in the novel, two of the younger characters – Marcek and Angie – meet in a trendy Philly dance club, though the encounter isn’t entirely random or accidental. Both are targeting the other as a mark. Marcek intends to rob the jewelry store where Angie works. She knows he’s been casing the place and wants a cut.

On page 69, they re-connect, attracted to each other despite the false bottom they discover during the initial meeting. Marcek and Angie are like two sharks in a vast ocean, drawn together because so few others understand and accept their taste for the illegal. A pair of con artists, honest in their flaws and defects. That’s page 69.
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--Marshal Zeringue