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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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User Review  - DaveWilde - LibraryThing

Bust is a modern noir crime novel by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr. Even though this book is a collaboration between two authors, it's impossible to tell who wrote which parts. All you need to do is read ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucasmurtinho - LibraryThing

Good old-fashioned pulp: nasty crimes, hardboiled language, a bunch of crooks trying to fool each other. Not a life-changing book, but a lot of fun. And the cover is a beauty. 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.

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