Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski
If you haven’t heard of Duane Swierczynski and you’re a fan of action-packed, well written thriller novels, you’re missing out.
In Swierczynski’s Fun & Games, Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner’s entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he’ll suffer the same fate.
Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it’s the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People.
It’s nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it’s intensely personal. He’s not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.
Early reviews of Fun & Games have been ecsastic:
“Insanely entertaining.” (Josh Bazell, author of the New York Times bestseller Beat the Reaper )
“So bloody satisfying.” (Booklist)
“Swierczynski steps on the gas early in this pulse-pounding contemporary thriller and doesn’t let up . . . an unforgettable climax . . . the sequel’s appearance won’t be too soon for many readers.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“A load of high octane taught action. Readers who like their action fast, brutal, and smart, as well as fans of the Die Hard franchise, will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.” (Library Journal)
“More exciting than whatever you’re reading right now, this is Duane’s breakout novel.” (Ed Brubaker, Harvey- and Eisner-Award-winning author of Criminal and Incognito )
“A white-hot nuclear explosion.” (Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award-winning author of The Bottoms, Leather Maiden, and the Hap and Leonard series )