Saturday 21 October 2017

Books: Murderous sniper tale hits its thrilling target

The Killing Season, Mason Cross, Orion, pbk, £12.99, eBook £12.99

An Australian Army sniper displays his weapon during a training exercise at the Puckapunyal Army Area, some 125 kilometres north of Melbourne on May 8, 2008. The live fire excercise included tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery, missiles and small arms and showcased the lastest weapons to senior Army officers
An Australian Army sniper displays his weapon during a training exercise at the Puckapunyal Army Area, some 125 kilometres north of Melbourne on May 8, 2008. The live fire excercise included tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery, missiles and small arms and showcased the lastest weapons to senior Army officers
Mason Cross
The Killing Season
The Burglar Who Counted Spoons

Myles McWeeney

When Caleb Wardell, a former US Army sniper turned mass murderer, escapes death row two weeks before his execution, he is determined to continue his killing spree.

In desperation, the FBI turns to an enigmatic civilian contractor to help stop him. Carter Blake, also ex-military, has a special set of skills, including an uncanny talent for finding people who don't want to be found, and, unfortunately, Wardell was no stranger to him in their army days.

Teaming up with ambitious FBI Agent Elaine Banner, who is juggling single motherhood with a fast-track career, Carter Blake correctly anticipates Caleb Wardell's murderous path across America as he heads for a massacre in a Chicago that's in mayoral election mode.

This is the 11th adventure to feature the urbane, wise-cracking burglar-cum-bookshop-owner Bernie Rhodenbarr and sidekick Carolyn.

Bernie makes a good living breaking into posh houses and apartments in Manhattan, and this madcap adventure features American Colonial silver, an F Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a dead body and sparkling dialogue.

At 75, Lawrence Block is one of the doyens of US crime fiction with over 50 books and 100 short stories to his name.

 

The Burglar Who Counted Spoons, Lawrence Block, Orion hbk £18.99, eBook £9.99, 336 pages

This is the 11th adventure to feature the urbane, wisecracking burglar-cum-bookshop-owner Bernie Rhodenbarr and sidekick Carolyn.

Bernie makes a good living breaking into posh houses and apartments in Manhattan, and this madcap adventure features American Colonial silver, an F Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a dead body and sparkling dialogue.

At 75, Lawrence Block is one of the doyens of US crime fiction with over 50 books and 100 short stories to his name.

Both books available with free P&P on www.kennys.ie or by calling 091 709 350

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