Monday, August 08, 2005

I Can't Wait

Two of My Favorite Noir Authors Collaborate: How can this NOT rock?

BUST by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
(Hard Case Crime, May 2006, 256 pages)

Did Max Fisher ever love his wife Deirdre? Maybe once, briefly—but that was a long time ago. Now he just wishes she were gone, so he wouldn't have to keep hiding his affair with his gorgeous Irish-American executive assistant, Angela. But how do you arrange for an unwanted spouse to disappear?

The old-fashioned way: You hire a hit man. But the man Max hires—an ex-IRA bruiser of Angela's acquaintance—is an uncontrollable sociopath. He's also, secretly, Angela's boyfriend. And he and and Angela have plans for Max that the philandering businessman might not care for...

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