Airtight

Airtight

J.P. Smith / Jul 18, 2019

Airtight Nick Copeland has lost his mind only twice in his forty eight years once in college on a bad acid trip and once at this very moment as the mountain of bills he s been hiding from his family finally

  • Title: Airtight
  • Author: J.P. Smith
  • ISBN: The Man From Marseilles
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  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nick Copeland has lost his mind only twice in his forty eight years once in college on a bad acid trip, and once at this very moment, as the mountain of bills he s been hiding from his family finally topples But Nick s chance meeting with an old friend, Rob Johnson, pulls on the memory wires Rob who s already lost his wife and job seems resigned to a life of basic cable Nick Copeland has lost his mind only twice in his forty eight years once in college on a bad acid trip, and once at this very moment, as the mountain of bills he s been hiding from his family finally topples But Nick s chance meeting with an old friend, Rob Johnson, pulls on the memory wires Rob who s already lost his wife and job seems resigned to a life of basic cable and Chinese takeout Suddenly, the answer to their problems arrives two airtight jars of high grade heroin they d buried under the football field of their old college campus.Returning to the scene of the crime that never happened seems like a cinch that is, until Nick takes a trip down Memory Lane and a sharp right turn on Law Enforcement Drive This is not the beads and bellbottoms of their youths, but maybe the Stones were right, anyway you can t always get what you want.Tarantino meets Mamet in this action packed trip from the prolific literary novelist J.P Smith Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 340 pages Published November 20th 2012 by Thomas Mercer first published 1989 More Details Original Title The Man From Marseilles ISBN 1612185665 ISBN13 9781612185668 Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Airtight, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 47 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 28, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it Shelves arc ARC Fiction I see other reviews that are nixing the book and I guess those reviewers were under 35 and didn t get it Maybe they didn t read the ending Yes, there are two former collegeI wouldn t call them buddies, like acquaintanceswho are reunited at a job fair thirty years later After reminiscing, they remember they buried two mason jars of heroin back in the day Not know what to do with it then and not wanting to get caught with it, it sat there for 30 years Unemployed and ARC Fiction I see other reviews that are nixing the book and I guess those reviewers were under 35 and didn t get it Maybe they didn t read the ending Yes, there are two former collegeI wouldn t call them buddies, like acquaintanceswho are reunited at a job fair thirty years later After reminiscing, they remember they buried two mason jars of heroin back in the day Not know what to do with it then and not wanting to get caught with it, it sat there for 30 years Unemployed and desperate for money, they know what to do with it now While one man, Rob, is a former lawyer he knows someone, well, maybe, who can buy it Nick, former burn out and ad man and current family man, has no idea who to talk to MY THOUGHTS ON WHAT THE BOOK IS REALLY ABOUT Throughout the book, there are double crosses on top of double crosses That is not the point of the book The book is about Nick s life now, not his former life Nick is having a mid life crisis on top of losing his job and upper middle class lifestyle He s questioning his career, his wife, his family, his life The he looks, the he wants the carefree life of college Rediscovering the heroin is just a means to an end It s a pretty good story and I recommend it flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 07, 2016 Cheryl rated it did not like it After attempting to read this book I can t tell you why now I wanted to read this book other then it must have sounded good at the time The book started out alright I was not fully invested in Nick or Rob but there was something sort of charming about them They are the down and out losers but I always like a underdog So I stuck with the book for about the first 6 chapters The book then went into my started but have not completed book Going through this pile I picked this book up again I s After attempting to read this book I can t tell you why now I wanted to read this book other then it must have sounded good at the time The book started out alright I was not fully invested in Nick or Rob but there was something sort of charming about them They are the down and out losers but I always like a underdog So I stuck with the book for about the first 6 chapters The book then went into my started but have not completed book Going through this pile I picked this book up again I still felt the same way about this book as I had before but I really was wanting to give it the benefit of a doubt Which I was starting to warm up to this book despite the language and the conversations that read like a twitter post with a limited amount of characters Yet when I got to the silliness of Pussy Galore pleasuring herself with a black, rubber penis lathered with Crisco I was done flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 28, 2013 Judith rated it liked it review of another edition I didn t really know what I was getting when I bought this It turns out to be an okay thriller, maybe a bit better than okay.Nick Copeland was an advertising man until he was invited to make way for younger folks He hit the job market and found nobody buying He even went to a jobs fair His whole life is looking bleak His wife has found a job in a preschool, her advanced degrees getting her nothing better They are on the hook for a large, expensive house and a expensive private school I didn t really know what I was getting when I bought this It turns out to be an okay thriller, maybe a bit better than okay.Nick Copeland was an advertising man until he was invited to make way for younger folks He hit the job market and found nobody buying He even went to a jobs fair His whole life is looking bleak His wife has found a job in a preschool, her advanced degrees getting her nothing better They are on the hook for a large, expensive house and a expensive private school for their two children Then Nick hooks up with an old friend from college, Rob Johnson, who is even worse off The two were never close friends in the ordinary way Instead, they shared a dark experience back then moving drugs The two were amateurs, however, and happy to be done with their primary transaction, but it left them with two jars of something that might be high grade heroin Or might not They bury the loot.Thirty years later the two discuss the potential of those two jars They decide to dig it up and find a market Nothing s ever simple, and certainly moving two pounds of heroin isn t, especially for these two, who have been out of touch with each other and out of touch with any drug trade for all these years How will they get their money out of the stash and come out clean The decision sends Nick on an even worse path with his family Late night meetings, missing dinners, strained relationships with his wife and children Even if he gets the money will that save him flag Like see review Nov 16, 2012 Sandie rated it liked it Shelves 2013 books, thrillers and mystery, contemporary lit I must admit that prior to reading AIRTIGHT I was not familiar with any of the works of J P Smith and therefore had no clue as to what to expectRTIGHT opens in the 60 s with a young college student named Nick Copeland in the throes of a bad acid trip, his cry for help leads to his accidental meeting with the dorm neighbor next door, Rob Johnson It then flashes forward 30 years as they meet again under somewhat unusual circumstances Both men s lives are in a downward spiral and as they rem I must admit that prior to reading AIRTIGHT I was not familiar with any of the works of J P Smith and therefore had no clue as to what to expectRTIGHT opens in the 60 s with a young college student named Nick Copeland in the throes of a bad acid trip, his cry for help leads to his accidental meeting with the dorm neighbor next door, Rob Johnson It then flashes forward 30 years as they meet again under somewhat unusual circumstances Both men s lives are in a downward spiral and as they reminisce over a few drinks about their wannabe drug dealing days in college, memories are rekindled and they recall a stash of heroin they concealed on campus those many years ago If those drugs are still there, this could be the answer to their problems And therein folks, lies the tale.Generally speaking, AIRTIGHT is just what a thriller should be, a roller coaster ride through a series of twists, turns and corkscrews with a cast of compelling characters whose combined baggage could carry them on several round the world trips with never a visit to the Laundromat Granted, the author isn t one for much subtlety and the messages delivered in this dark but profoundly moral tale are a bit black and white with very little grey area apparent as Nick undergoes his own involuntary vision quest.Viewed as a whole, I did like this book but not without reservation flag Like see review Dec 09, 2012 Doug Solter rated it really liked it I really enjoyed AIRTIGHT Crime stories that involve normal people who become desperate and choose to engage in a criminal enterprise Just this one time to bail themselves out is a classic morality tale that never gets old for me AIRTIGHT presents this tale from the point of view of middle aged Nick Copland who faces financial problems that he must somehow solve Enter an old college friend who s even desperate than Nick, then add an old jar of heroin buried since 1970 and you have the I really enjoyed AIRTIGHT Crime stories that involve normal people who become desperate and choose to engage in a criminal enterprise Just this one time to bail themselves out is a classic morality tale that never gets old for me AIRTIGHT presents this tale from the point of view of middle aged Nick Copland who faces financial problems that he must somehow solve Enter an old college friend who s even desperate than Nick, then add an old jar of heroin buried since 1970 and you have the recipe for a dangerous game that could get them both killed There are many flashbacks in the book, but unlike a lot of authors, Mr Smith skillfully uses them to advance the story, not slow it down And I must say that the book describes the effects of an acid trip so well I had to check to see if my coffee was spiked Overall, if you enjoy crime fiction with a little meat in the character department and less on endless plot turns, you should check this one out flag Like see review Apr 25, 2013 Cathe Olson rated it it was ok review of another edition Nick, ultra cool and high most of the time in college, goes on to have a successful career wife and family type life until he is laid off at 50 and unable to find a job When he runs into an old college buddy also out of work with whom he had once done a drug deal, they begin to talk of uncovering an old heroin stash.I was definitely intrigued by the premise for this book, and the opening chapter, detailing Nick s epic drug trip, was quite riveting But the writing when downhill after that I Nick, ultra cool and high most of the time in college, goes on to have a successful career wife and family type life until he is laid off at 50 and unable to find a job When he runs into an old college buddy also out of work with whom he had once done a drug deal, they begin to talk of uncovering an old heroin stash.I was definitely intrigued by the premise for this book, and the opening chapter, detailing Nick s epic drug trip, was quite riveting But the writing when downhill after that In fact, I almost wondered if it was the same writer I still had hopes for the book but when I got to the movie producers girlfriend using a giant criscoed dildo while two thugs are threatening her boyfriend in the next room well, the book began to seem ridculous And unfortunately, the book didn t get any better or at least it just wasn t for me flag Like see review Nov 28, 2013 Jim Crocker rated it it was amazing review of another edition A TRIP WORTH TAKINGThis story can only be described as a Real Trip Two former college buddies 30 years later, their current lives in a shambles attempt to bail themselves out of hock by revisiting their old alma matter, where they dig up their solution It s worked before back in the day and you d think it should work now, with a little help from their friends of course Only these two losers are in trouble bigtime And the they dig, the deeper in trouble they get So hang with these d A TRIP WORTH TAKINGThis story can only be described as a Real Trip Two former college buddies 30 years later, their current lives in a shambles attempt to bail themselves out of hock by revisiting their old alma matter, where they dig up their solution It s worked before back in the day and you d think it should work now, with a little help from their friends of course Only these two losers are in trouble bigtime And the they dig, the deeper in trouble they get So hang with these dudes all the way to an unexpected conclusion JP Smith will take you back to those crazy daze of yore, where he ll even spin you a few of your favorite hard rockin oldies Most certainly, this is a trip worth taking A big HIGH FIVE to JP Smith for sending us this one flag Like see review May 21, 2013 Eugenia Bacon added it excellent flag Like see review Jaye rated it really liked it May 05, 2013 Jim Crocker rated it it was amazing Dec 19, 2013 Mary W rated it really liked it Apr 30, 2016 Anna rated it it was ok May 27, 2015 Rebekkila rated it liked it Sep 25, 2016 Dale 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Semifinalist in 2014 The Drowning, a psychological thriller published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, is his seventh novel.His eighth, If She Were Dead, w J.P Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in 2014 The Drowning, a psychological thriller published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, is his seventh novel.His eighth, If She Were Dead, will be published in 2020 Books by J.P Smith More Trivia About Airtight No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 5, 9, 9, 3, 2 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        J.P Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in 2014 The Drowning, a psychological thriller published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, is his seventh novel.His eighth, If She Were Dead, w J.P Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in 2014 The Drowning, a psychological thriller published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, is his seventh novel.His eighth, If She Were Dead, will be published in 2020


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    1. ARC Fiction I see other reviews that are nixing the book and I guess those reviewers were under 35 and didn t get it Maybe they didn t read the ending Yes, there are two former collegeI wouldn t call them buddies, like acquaintanceswho are reunited at a job fair thirty years later After reminiscing, they remember they buried two mason jars of heroin back in the day Not know what to do with it then and not wanting to get caught with it, it sat there for 30 years Unemployed and ARC Fiction I see [...]


    2. After attempting to read this book I can t tell you why now I wanted to read this book other then it must have sounded good at the time The book started out alright I was not fully invested in Nick or Rob but there was something sort of charming about them They are the down and out losers but I always like a underdog So I stuck with the book for about the first 6 chapters The book then went into my started but have not completed book Going through this pile I picked this book up again I s After [...]


    3. I didn t really know what I was getting when I bought this It turns out to be an okay thriller, maybe a bit better than okay.Nick Copeland was an advertising man until he was invited to make way for younger folks He hit the job market and found nobody buying He even went to a jobs fair His whole life is looking bleak His wife has found a job in a preschool, her advanced degrees getting her nothing better They are on the hook for a large, expensive house and a expensive private school I didn t r [...]


    4. I must admit that prior to reading AIRTIGHT I was not familiar with any of the works of J P Smith and therefore had no clue as to what to expectRTIGHT opens in the 60 s with a young college student named Nick Copeland in the throes of a bad acid trip, his cry for help leads to his accidental meeting with the dorm neighbor next door, Rob Johnson It then flashes forward 30 years as they meet again under somewhat unusual circumstances Both men s lives are in a downward spiral and as they rem I must [...]


    5. I really enjoyed AIRTIGHT Crime stories that involve normal people who become desperate and choose to engage in a criminal enterprise Just this one time to bail themselves out is a classic morality tale that never gets old for me AIRTIGHT presents this tale from the point of view of middle aged Nick Copland who faces financial problems that he must somehow solve Enter an old college friend who s even desperate than Nick, then add an old jar of heroin buried since 1970 and you have the I really [...]


    6. Nick, ultra cool and high most of the time in college, goes on to have a successful career wife and family type life until he is laid off at 50 and unable to find a job When he runs into an old college buddy also out of work with whom he had once done a drug deal, they begin to talk of uncovering an old heroin stash.I was definitely intrigued by the premise for this book, and the opening chapter, detailing Nick s epic drug trip, was quite riveting But the writing when downhill after that I Nick, [...]


    7. A TRIP WORTH TAKINGThis story can only be described as a Real Trip Two former college buddies 30 years later, their current lives in a shambles attempt to bail themselves out of hock by revisiting their old alma matter, where they dig up their solution It s worked before back in the day and you d think it should work now, with a little help from their friends of course Only these two losers are in trouble bigtime And the they dig, the deeper in trouble they get So hang with these d A TRIP WORTH [...]


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