By Charlie Huston
“Among the hot voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston . . . is the place it’s at.”
–The Washington Post
“Huston writes discussion so flamable it may possibly gasoline a bus and characters loopy sufficient to take it at the road.”
–The long island occasions publication Review
Reluctant hitman Henry Thompson has fallen on not easy instances. His grip on existence is disintegrating, his pistol hand shaking, his physique pinned to his lounge sofa by way of painkillers–and his boss, Russian mobster David Dolokhov, isn’t satisfied approximately any of it. So Henry is stunned while he’s passed a brand new project: retain tabs on a minor league baseball megastar named Miguel Arenas.
Henry has no pity for the slugger and the depraved playing challenge that obtained him in difficulty, yet he can’t support liking the fellow. in any case, Henry was similar to him: a natural-born ball participant with a shiny destiny. yet hell, that was once in the past. sooner than Henry did a few man a desire and ended up working for his existence. ahead of his female friend and acquaintances acquired gunned down by means of an individual on his tail. ahead of he agreed to shop for his parents’ security with a lifetime of violence.
And while Miguel will get drafted by way of the Mets and is shipped to the Brooklyn Cyclones, Henry needs to head again to big apple, again to where the place all his difficulties began–and the place Henry may discover a actual cause to maintain dwelling, a cause which may simply expense him his life.
“Huston jogs my memory of all my favourite writers–Pete Dexter, Robert Stone, Crumley. If there's one of these factor as compassionate noir, Charlie has came upon it. He’s a real marvel.”
–Ken Bruen, writer of The Guards
“Charlie Huston is the genuine deal.”
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A Dangerous Man: A Novel by Charlie Huston