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5.0 out of 5 stars adrenaline filled read that cracks along at a terrific pace, 12 May 2012
This review is from: Caught Stealing (Paperback)
Caught Stealing starts at a canter and is soon at a flat out gallop. Huston's writing is terse, edgy and captivating. I was hooked from the first page to the last. The basic premise is that of the wrong man in the wrong place. Thompson is a resourceful enough character to survive, but only just, meaning that the plot unfolds through a series of chases and violent, visceral near-misses, double and triple crosses, and edge of the seat scenes. And as the story unfolds Thompson slowly transforms from victim to reluctant avenger. This really is an adrenaline filled read, cracking along at a terrific pace. Huston does a great job of introducing the reader to Hank and his world in an economical, yet rounded and somewhat self-depreciating fashion, and in constructing an action filled, yet strangely credible, plot. The backcover blurbs say things like `breathless', `unflinching', `hopped-up thriller', `blast of a read', `reads like the Maltese Falcon on crack' and Caught Stealing is all of these and more. I thought it was a hoot. If someone has some spare cash for the film rights, and they've not already been snapped up, then it would make a terrific movie.
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