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Fast and Loose


Joel Fitch used to be a con artist.
That is, until his final scam went belly up.
Now, Joel has no idea what comes next. The movies never tell you what to do after you’ve walked into the sunset.
Besides, Joel’s past is catching up with him. Danny Hemming, a producer on television’s trashiest current affairs program, is looking for someone to give him the inside scoop on the latest scams – and he’s not taking no for an answer.
Once again, Joel finds himself in over his head … and there’s also the matter of Joel’s missing mentor, Richard Mordecai.
Getting square has never been so tough.

Another fast and furious ride from Australia’s funniest fraudster.

Praise for Nicholas J Johnson
‘It will fool you, and you will love it.’ Lawrence Leung
‘Exciting and intriguing’–The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Entertaining and insightful’–The Age

Having grown up in the circus around carnies and sideshow folk, Nicholas J. Johnson soon learned that con artists apply the same skills of sleight of hand and psychological manipulation in the real world. Today, he works as performer, writer, and consultant based in Melbourne, exposing the world of con artists to the public to better protect themselves. He has appeared on Today TonightA Current AffairThe 7pm ProjectTodaySunrise, and Kids' WB, and he starred in the Channel 9 series The Real Hustle, which aired in 2012. He also presents “Scam of the Week” with Kathy Bedford each week on ABC Statewide Drive. He has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Magic Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. See for more.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (July 1, 2015)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925030235

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