A Dangerous Man: A Novel

Awards:   Short-listed for Anthony Awards (Paperback Original) 2007
Author:   Charlie Huston
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Volume:   3
ISBN:  

9780345481337


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   19 September 2006
Format:   Paperback
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  • Short-listed for Anthony Awards (Paperback Original) 2007

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Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road. -The New York Times Book Review Reluctant hitman Henry Thompson has fallen on hard times. His grip on life is disintegrating, his pistol hand shaking, his body pinned to his living room couch by painkillers-and his boss, Russian mobster David Dolokhov, isn't happy about any of it. So Henry is surprised when he's handed a new assignment: keep tabs on a minor league baseball star named Miguel Arenas. Henry has no pity for the slugger and the wicked gambling problem that got him in trouble, but he can't help liking the guy. After all, Henry used to be just like him: a natural-born ball player with a bright future. But hell, that was long ago. Before Henry did some guy a favor and ended up running for his life. Before his girlfriend and buddies got gunned down by someone on his tail. Before he agreed to buy his parents' safety with a life of violence. And when Miguel gets drafted by the Mets and is sent to the Brooklyn Cyclones, Henry must head back to New York, back to the place where all his problems began-and where Henry might find a real reason to keep living, a reason that may just cost him his life. Praise for A Dangerous Man Among the new voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston . . . is where it's at. -The Washington Post Huston reminds me of all my favorite writers-Pete Dexter, Robert Stone, Crumley. If there is such a thing as compassionate noir, Charlie has found it. He's a true marvel. -Ken Bruen, author of The Guards Charlie Huston is the real deal. -Peter Straub

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Author:   Charlie Huston
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Ballantine Books Inc.
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Width: 13.10cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780345481337


ISBN 10:   034548133
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   19 September 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road. --The New York Times Book Review Among the new voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston . . . is where it's at. --The Washington Post Huston reminds me of all my favorite writers-Pete Dexter, Robert Stone, Crumley. If there is such a thing as compassionate noir, Charlie has found it. He's a true marvel. --Ken Bruen, author of The Guards Charlie Huston is the real deal. --Peter Straub


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Charlie Huston is the author of the bestsellers The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death and The Shotgun Rule, as well as the Henry Thompson trilogy, the Joe Pitt casebooks, and several titles for Marvel Comics. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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