Fun and Games

Fun and Games

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski.

Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate.

Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People.

It's nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316133289
Branch Call Number: SWIER
Characteristics: 286, 11 p ; 21 cm.

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StarGladiator
May 23, 2014

It's been a long time since I so thoroughly enjoyed a book! A wonderful ride and most entertaining read.

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vitareader
Sep 28, 2011

ACTION, ACTION ACTION!
If you are looking for a book that just keeps on going this is it. The main character, Charlie Hardie, could not have a more appropriate name (unless it was Highlander or Captain Jack Harkness) . He is shot, stabbed, poisoned and then it gets ugly. Charlie does really well in the 'when things get tough the tough get going ' arena for a man who is past his prime and has been doing nothing but house sit and drink himself numb for the last three years.
But Charlie is not just an ordinary drunken loser . He drinks to erase the past. Yes, he has one and the atonement needed may just about be paid off in this tome, just about. It is not the Odyssey but it is great fun.

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Barburo
Sep 26, 2011

Looks like a pulp novel and starts out that way but this author is really better than most and he grabs your interest and keeps it. A real page turner - I'm looking out for the next one. Sort of Joe Lansdale-ish in style, I loved the quotes at the head of each chapter - the puddin really is delicious.

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