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Dead Aim [Kindle Edition]

Joe R. Lansdale
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Dead Aim marks the always welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s most enduring fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The result is a spare, beautifully crafted novella in which Lansdale’s unique voice and inimitable narrative gifts are on full—and generous—display.

The story begins simply enough when the two agree to provide protection for a woman harassed by her violent, soon-to-be-ex husband. But, as readers of this series will already know, events in the lives of Hap and Leonard rarely stay simple for long. When a protracted stakeout ends in a lethal shooting and a pair of moldering corpses turn up in an otherwise deserted trailer, the nature of this “routine” assignment changes dramatically. The ensuing investigation unearths a complex web of lies, duplicity, and hidden agendas that leads from an upscale Texas law firm to the world of organized crime, culminating in the kind of explosive, anything-can-happen confrontation that only Joe Lansdale could create. Violent, profane, and often raucously funny, Dead Aim is a tautly written, hugely entertaining thriller and a triumph of the storyteller’s art.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 207 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press (4 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BB2FF24
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,684 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Back on form and super-tight 23 April 2013
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I love Joe Lansdale regardless of what he writes. And I love Hap and Leonard to the extent that after I've purchased whatever their latest outing may be, I resist the temptation to read it, instead saving it for a time when I feel down, when I finally crack it secure in the knowledge that it will make me feel better regardless of how bad I might actually feel to begin with. It's surely a rare author who can perform that function, and I bless Joe Lansdale for it.

I've read all the Hap & Leonards, and while they are never less than good, within the bounds of that description the quality of the novels can vary a little, which is eminently forgivable for a very prolific writer engaged with a long-running series. For me, Captains Outrageous is the weakest entry overall and there are some elements of Vanilla Ride that don't quite ring true, while Mucho Mojo and The Two-Bear Mambo are utterly magisterial throughout.

But this novella, Dead Aim, and the one that preceded it, Hyenas, are both massively enjoyable, funny, gripping, fat-free and super-tight. You can read each one in a couple of hours straight through, and they are absolutely top-flight Hap & Leonard, no question. Back on form? Yep. It feels like Lansdale is really enjoying H & L's company in fullness again, which means we can too. The Dixie Mafia are getting interesting now, and one wonders if Jim Bob Luke will be around again soon. Can't wait for the next full-lengther.
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This is my first Hap & Leonard book. I loved it from the first page. I like the characters, the descriptors were brilliant and plenty of laugh out loud moments. The story was tight and it read fine as a standalone book. I just want to read the rest now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hap and Leonard back to their old tricks 15 Dec 2013
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Another Hap and Leonard read, with the usual mayhem, scumbags and one-liners, shame it isn't so long, but a great read all the same.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hap and Leonard ride again... 2 Aug 2013
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If you're a fan of Lansdale's 'Hap and Leonard' books, then you'll like this. The usual mix of violent action and comic misadventure, it's well up to standard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hap and Leonard novella. 20 Jun 2013
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I love all the Hap and Leonard stories and this one is no exception. It is laugh out funny in many places and the story is fast paced with no padding. I think I even prefer it to some of the novels because nothing gets in the way of the core story. Brilliant fun
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