Monday, September 6, 2010


Those who like novels about the seedy side of life, leavened with black humor, should check this one out. Bust, written by Ken Bruen Jason Starr, is the story of someone who hires the wrong hitman, and the spiral of calamities that follow. As the promotional material states, in Bust you learn five important lessons:

1. When you hire someone to kill your wife, don’t hire a psychopath.
2. Drano is not the best tool for getting rid of a dead body.
3. Those locks on hotel room doors? Not very secure.
4. A curly blond wig isn’t much of a disguise.
5. Secrets can kill.

A good read, as long as you don’t mind a group of completely immoral, bumbling characters. There is no one in the book who is not out after their own self-interest; or who has the slightest idea how to achieve it. Highly recommended, another in the Hard Case Crime series.

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