Tuesday, May 30, 2006

SHOTGUN OPERA by Victor Gischler

Brothers Dan and Mike Foley were an efficient killing team until Mike looked too long at one of his victims and lost his nerve. Forty years later, a phone call from Dan's son Andrew disturbs the peaceful life Mike has made for himself tending an Oklahoma vineyard. Having witnessed a terrorist's entry into the U.S., Andrew's been marked for death.

Wracked with guilt over running out on Dan, Mike resolves to protect Andrew as, for various reasons, the contract on his life is delegated from one colorful killer to the next. The result is another madcap bloodbath from Gischler, yet his nuanced take on each character made me care about them all, especially those trying to make new lives for themselves. The big question is, will they succeed?



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Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I need to get a copy of this book. Everyone and his cousin is raving about it.