Title Profile & Character Information

Citizen Vince

Annotation
"It's the fall of 1980, eight days before a presidential election that pits the downtrodden Jimmy Carter against the suspiciously sunny Ronald Reagan ("Are you better off than you were four years ago?"). In a quiet house in Spokane, Washington, Vince Camden wakes up at 1:59 A.M., pockets his weekly stash of stolen credit cards, and drops in on an all-night poker game with his low-life friends on his way to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. This is the sum of Vince's new life: donuts, forged credit cards, marijuana smuggled in jars of volcanic ash, and a neurotic hooker girlfriend who dreams of being a real-estate agent." "But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes that no matter how far you think you've run from your past ... it's always close behind you. Over the course of the next unforgettable week, on the run from Spokane to New York's Lower East Side, Vince Camden will negotiate a maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and emerging mobsters, only to find that redemption might just exist in - of all places - a voting booth."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2006  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)

Characters
NameHagen, Marty/Vince Camden
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsManager
 Manager
TraitsEx-criminal
Ex-criminal

NameScatieri, Ray "Sticks"
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsHit man
 Hit man

GenreCrime
Fiction
Psychological
Suspense
TopicsCriminals
Witness Protection Program
Life changes
Transformations
Organized crime
Hit men
Criminals
Witness Protection Program
Life changes
Transformations
Organized crime
Hit men
SettingSpokane, Washington
Spokane, Washington