McCabe and Chip, two college students studying abroad in Italy, end up in jail one night after a drunken Chip steals a taxi for a little joy ride. Luckily, Chip's wealthy father bails them out, but the escapade doesn't go unnoticed by the press. McCabe soon finds himself mistaken for Chip and kidnapped by the Italian mafia. That about sums it up. Unfortunately, there's really not that much more to it. It wasn't the most horrible book I've ever read, but the writing was amateurish, the story was predictable, felt forced and fell flat. I was surprised by all those who were impressed with it, saying the apple didn't fall far from the tree with his father being Elmore Leonard.
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