In the afterword to QUARRY’S DEAL, Max Allen Collins describes it as the best of his four original Quarry novels. And, so far – with one left to read – I’d really have to agree. This is damn fine tough guy fiction, quirky and original – and even managing to skew in a romantic direction – but all without losing its hard boiled cynicism.
Here, following on from the previous books, Quarry has found himself in possession of a list of fellow hit-men. But rather than join up with them, he uses it to try and disrupt their work for his own material gain. What follows is a nerve-wracking twisting and turning take of brutal people doing brutal things.
Okay it might be easy for the reader to guess who is who (although I’ll be honest, the book does conjure one twist which took my breath away) but this is thoroughly enjoyable – and original – thriller from an expert in the genre.
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