Gun Work

David J. Schow, Author . Hard Case Crime $6.99 (249p) ISBN 978-0-8439-5967-3

Genre hopping seems to suit horror writer Schow (Havoc Swims Jaded ) as he lets out all the stops in this high-caliber action story. It's no exaggeration to say that Barney has a more intimate relationship with guns than he does with any human, living or dead. That's why Mexicans call him el hombre de las armas , the gunman. It's also why old army buddy Carl Ledbetter drags him into a messy situation when Carl's fiancée, Erica, is kidnapped in Mexico City. At the prearranged money drop things start to go awry, and eventually a badly beaten, mutilated, shotup and half-starved Barney emerges, determined to get revenge on the kidnappers and anyone else who gets in his way. This is a gory, fast-paced pulp tour de force in the classic style. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 09/08/2008
Release date: 11/01/2008
Mass Market Paperbound - 249 pages - 978-0-85768-326-7
Open Ebook - 145 pages - 978-0-85768-767-8
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