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The Contract: A John Q Thriller (A John Q mystery Book 2) by [Gulvin, JM]

The Contract: A John Q Thriller (A John Q mystery Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in A John Q mystery (2 Book Series)

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"One of the better mystery set-ups I've encountered."--Scott Montgomery, MysteryPeople, about THE LONG COUNT

"Ambitious ... Gulvin hits bullseye on plot, characters and style. His writing is pared-down yet atmospheric, with echoes of Elmore Leonard and even Cormac McCarthy." --Thriller Books Journal, on UK edition

"The revelation is the sort of thing that may lead you to think back or (as I did) reread parts of the book to see just how masterfully Gulvin has handled it. And yes, he handles it beautifully.... I'll look for future John Q adventures."--John Teel, PCA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List on The Long Count

"The novel has a gothic air, and seemed to me a kind of throwback to the pulp era of story telling. This is, by the way, a compliment. The Long Count is well-paced and a lot of fun, and I suspect that it and its sequels will find quite an appreciate audience."―Bill Crider, crime fiction author of the Dan Rhodes series

"Gulvin tells the story in terse noir prose salted with odd but effective inversions --"almost absently he seemed to stare"--and takes his time approaching the startling revelations in the finale. A ...rewarding read."--Booklist, about The Long Count

"John Q is a brilliant construct, oozing masculinity and toughness in a highly self-contained way, and like the heroes of the American Western tradition, imbued with a rigid core of morality and decency that permeates his dealing with those that have sinned and are sinned against." --Raven Crime Reads, on UK edition

"I liked John Q and the people in his support circle and am looking forward to more entries in the series. If you like intense, twisty mystery/thrillers and/or novels set in the west, you'll enjoy The Long Count."--Beth Fish Reads

"Gulvin's portrayal of widower and single father John Q works well. The crime details and settings ring true. Lesser characters are intensely human and interesting. The main plot and several subplots ... come together in a rousing ending that will surprise some readers and cause others to shout, "I knew it!"'--Historical Novel Society on The Long Count

"Gulvin, writes with a quiet authority that perfectly matches his laconic hero...sober, ethical John Q is a highly engaging protagonist."--Kirkus on Kirkus

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A string of murders. A missing blues singer. A leaky DA's office. Cops and pimps in each other's pockets.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (4 April 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N6DJ4TP
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #557,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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