- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 330 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
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,878 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dead Aim Kindle Edition
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Dead Aim has our intrepid duo of Hap and Leonard - one black, one white, one gay and one straight - hired to protect Sharon Devon - her 10ft tall ex-bear of an angry husband, Henry has been threatening her. Needless to say all is not as its seems and before long Henry is dead and one of our boys is fancied for the crime.
Lawyers, gambling, life insurance, debts, marital breakdown, a wild step-child, Dixie Mafia, stakeouts, a dead ex-husband, a deader ex-boyfriend, unrequited love (maybe), a lot of smoke-blowing deceit with half-truths and untruths and a fat pile of money at stake.
Great banter between our two friends - three if you count in Hap's live-in girlfriend Brett. A dash of social commentary - countering the gay effeminate stereotype, plenty of laughs, plenty of action and a mean finale.
4 from 5 and a kick up my own ass to get back to some of the novels in the series. I don't think I've read one since I started blogging/reviewing in 2012! Tooooo long.
Read in January, 2017
Published - 2013
Page count - 104
Source - owned copy
Format - Kindle
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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