Quarry by Max Allan Collins
A noir book lover Twitter buddy of mine Kelli Hathaway @kellihatha1 recently posted a recommendation of ‘The First Quarry’ by Max Allan Collins, published by Hard Case Crime and will soon be released as a Cinemax series. The cover grabbed me, so naturally I had to find out more about this author. Max Allan Collins @MaxAllanCollins also wrote the bestseller ‘Road to Perdition’ for more info go to maxallancollins.com, but I started with his first novel in this series, ‘Quarry’. The cover art was painted by the amazing artist Robert McGinnis mcginnispaintings.com. It begins with a bad ass Quarry following a Priest through an Airport. An assignment he received from a guy he calls ‘The Broker’. By the end of the first chapter I was hooked and ate up every chapter like candy all the way to the last page. Similar in some ways to Richard Stark’s Parker series (A.K.A. Donald E. Westlake, donaldwestlake.com). Max Allan Collins credits Westlake as his role model when he first started writing. This hard-boiled assassin takes us into a dark world where people pay to have their associates, friends and family killed. Even though Quarry is an older guy he still manages to get laid along the way by some beautiful woman… not without its own complications. ‘Quarry’ was a rock solid crime fiction novel that I devoured in a couple of days. I’m looking forward to the next in the series… Max Allan Collins wrote a ton of them. Check them all out at hardcasecrime.com.
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