Maxim Jakubowski's September 2015 Book of the Month.
A gleeful exercise in over the top noir from one of the field's foremost award-winning authors and creator of, amongst others, classic characters like Matt Scudder and burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, this no-holds-barred tale of seduction, treachery, sex and violence, is a homage to the femme fatale-drenched sultry novels of James M. Cain and other masters of the pulp years. Aggressively politically incorrect but seriously addictive, it unfolds the tale of Doak Miller, a retired NYPD cop, now ensconced in Florida as a sometimes private investigator. Asked to entrap a wealthy local beauty who wishes to dispose of her inconvenient husband, he quickly switches camps after being captivated by her blue eyes and significant curves and they become lovers, a fiendish plan being set in motion to dispose of the husband and get away with it. Torrid encounters, treachery, twists piled upon each other and a particularly cynical view of the world and its denizens make this a guilty pleasure if you leave any moral judgment at home. Sin and crime have never been so attractive. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
In the depths of her blue eyes, he glimpsed...murder.Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who's looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes...He falls - and falls hard. Soon he's working with her, against his employer, plotting a devious plan that could get her free from her husband and put millions in her bank account. But can they do it without landing in jail? And once he's kindled his taste for killing...will he be able to stop at one?
'Sex, murder, and moral ambiguity combine for a deliciously naughty read.' - Booklist
Publication date: 25/09/2015
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
|Publication date:||25th September 2015|
|Publisher:||Titan Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City. Author photo © Mary ReaganMore About Lawrence Block