Buffalo Job: A Wilson Mystery

Mike Knowles. ECW Press (Legato Publishers Group, U.S. dist.; Jaguar Book Group, Canadian dist.), $12.95 trade paper (312p) ISBN 978-1-77041-171-5
Mob-enforcer turned freelance fixer Wilson returns for his fifth brutal adventure. Bored as a mere planner, Wilson agrees to steal a painting from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Success is its own punishment; Wilson's ability to plan and carry out the theft on little notice convinces Albanian crime lord Pyrros Vogli that Wilson is the man to assign the task of stealing a 288-year old Stradivarius violin during a very narrow window of opportunity and nobody says no to Pyrros. Wilson and his team—conman Miles, driver Carl and Pyrros' nephew Ilir—head across the border where they discover that not only is there a second gang working to steal the violin, there are angles to the job of which even Pyrros has no inkling. Four men go to Buffalo; not all of them will be coming home. In a world where cunning and planning can run aground on the shoals of avarice and betrayal, Wilson is a survivor because he has shed any delusions of decency that might make him hesitate at a crucial moment. Merciless but honest about being monstrous, Wilson is worthy to stand next to Loren Estleman's Peter Macklin and Donald Westlake's Parker. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/09/2014
Release date: 06/01/2014
Genre: Fiction
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