Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Fun & Games (Charlie Hardie) by Duane Swierczynski
Housesitter Charlie Hardie spends his time in strange houses, drinking beer and watching movies until he encounter actress Lane Madden. She's being hunted down by The Accident People, a shadowy group of assassins that works for the film industry, cleaning up their problems by killing people and making it look like accidents.
This fast-paced tale is just made for a movie adaption with Bruce Willis in a starring role. Not a surprise, because it takes place in Hollywood and every chapter starts out with a movie quote.
There's concepts in here for several series, like the TV show Truth Hunters, the role Hardie used to play for the cops, etc.
Duane's comic book influences shine through in this slightly larger-than-life, exciting thriller. I'm looking forward to the sequal already.