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The coaster

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Bob Patterson considers himself an Everyman--albeit an Everyman with a rich, beautiful wife, two good kids, and a mail-it-in job that ignores his law degree. Despite his good fortune, Bob is idling through life, bored at work and at home. In short, he is the proverbial Coaster. Bob's wife, Sarah, is the anointed heir to the empire built by her father, Sam, a kind of Kansas City, Missouri, Warren Buffet. Fine by Bob, the family soccer mom. But early one morning he and Sarah awake to terrible news. Sam's death reveals he appointed Bob to be the trustee of his personal fortune and, as the IRS currently has it, he'll be in charge of his mother-in-law's money. Even more terrifying, Bob realizes he faces the prospect of actually working all day, for stakes that matter. Is the reappearance of Bob's wildest fraternity brother from college and a proposal from a bland businessman with a plan that seems too good to be true mere coincidence? A businessman who refuses to take No for an answer. After a lifetime of choosing the path of least resistance, will Bob finally take a stand when his family needs him most? If so, where? Bob peppers his story with sports and pop culture references and wry commentary on everything from the sex lives of married couples (such as they are) to the enormous cost of being "honored" at a charitable event. Bob knows what the hero should do in the situations he encounters (he's read the books and seen the movies, too). He doesn't have "a very particular set of skills" or a secret past in the Special Forces. He's just a regular guy who handles extreme pressure and threats to his family about like you'd expect (not well). It's going to take all he's got (really, more than he's got) to raise his game. Fortunately he's got an ace-in-the-hole ... at home. Darkly comic, The Coaster turns the conventions of the mystery/suspense genre upside down.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Family-owned business enterprises -- Fiction
Humorous stories
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Missouri -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Rich people -- Fiction
Underemployment -- Fiction
title_displayThe coaster
title_fullThe Coaster
The coaster / Erich Wurster
The coaster [electronic resource] / Erich Wurster
title_shortThe coaster
topic_facetElectronic books
Family-owned business enterprises
Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Humorous stories
Inheritance and succession
Mystery
Rich people
Underemployment