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Hard Case Crime, 2006 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Wealthy, successful New York City business owner Max Fisher finds himself in a delightfully familiar scenario: he wants to get rid of his nagging wife so he can shack up with his sexy secretary, Angela Petrakos. When Angela introduces Max to Dillon, a former IRA hit man, Max thinks he's found his man; what Max doesn't know is that Dillon is already Angela's man-and the two plan to double-cross Ma x as soon as it becomes profitable.

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Good story; lots of plot twists and turns. - Goodreads
The pacing is great, with practically no waste. - Goodreads
The plot is more about the journey than the destination - Goodreads

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User Review  - Allan Lindsay - Goodreads

Terrific read. Superb dialogue, despicable characters, great fun. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Ingham - Goodreads

This is my first Ken Bruen book to read, and I have been a fan of Jason Starr's work for a few years. Very intriguing plotline, pulls you in right off the bat and takes you on a crazy, downward spiral ... Read full review

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Ken Bruen was born in 1951 in Galway, Ireland. He was educated at Gormanston College, Meath and later at Trinity College Dublin where he earned a PhD. in metaphysics. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Asia and South America. Ken Bruen's works include the well reeived White Trilogy and a book entitled The Guards, which won a Shamus Award .He also edited an anthology of stories set in Dublin entitled Dublin Noir. His writing speciality is crime fiction. Some of his other works include The Killing of the Tinkers, The Magdalen Martyrs, and The Dramatist and Priest, which was nominated for the 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Ken Bruen is also the recipient of the first David Loeb Gooodis Award in 2008 for his dedication to his art.

Jason Starr is the Barry and Anthony Award-winning author of six previous novels. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.Visit his Web site at www.jasonstarr.com.

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