Florida private eye Doak Miller agreed to help the local cops by posing as a hit man to catch a woman looking to get rid of her husband. But then he met the wife - and fell, hard. Now he's plotting with her to commit a murder that could net them millions of dollars and the chance to be together. But to pull it off under the watchful eyes of the police, it'll have to be the perfect crime....
©2015 Lawrence Block (P)2015 Recorded Books
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"Not for everyone"
John Locke usually has some fun repartee between characters which can entertain you through a slow plot. In this book that repartee is crude, and the story primarily consists of episodes of raunchy sex.
"Lawrence Block is back, but..."
I was going cold turkey with the absence of new books from the Master. So when the new one came out it did not hesitate a second and went for it. This is not -and by far- the best Block book; the great Matt Scudder's stories play in a very different league. However it’s sassy, it’s dirty, it’s mean and pulp like his very early books used to be..and most of all, it's a Lawrence Block !
Welcome back , Master !
"I Did It"
Yes I would as long as they can handle it
It reminds me of his early work in the great pulp sleaze period such as Thirty but with a crime twist
Doak is the man
A Noir about Noir
This is one of my favorite books of the year Lawrence captures the feel of the old sleaze pulps in a modern setting and some great tributes to my favorite films of noir
"Appalling pro-rape book"
An episodic book in which the "hero" forces brutal sex on various reluctant women, who are then grateful to him
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