Random House LLC Dec 16, 2014 Mystery/Thriller
According to Vic Walters, the secret to happiness is low overhead and few demands. Living rent-free in a modest bachelor pad behind his boss’s house, he has no debts, no entanglements, and no expensive relationships. He works just a few days a month, but his bank accounts keep growing.
Vic is a high-priced hitman with a legendary record of success. That is, until someone starts eliminating his marks before he can get to them . . . until his manager puts him in the middle of a vicious drug-cartel feud . . . and until a young man walks into his life with a big .45 and a startling revelation.
For Vic Walters, it’s time to step out of the shadows. Which means it’s killing time in Duke City.
This is Austin’s second installment in his Lawbreakers Thrillers. I loved the first – DUKE CITY SPILT and truly enjoyed this one despite the predictability of it.
Tightly written Austin delivers another set of bad guys you just can’t help but like. The plot was not as complicated as DUKE CITY SPILT but still held plenty of surprises. I am looking forward to the next installment – DUKE CITY DESPERADO coming in June.
If you enjoy walking on the shady side of the street you’ll want to jump into Max Austin’s world.
This review also appeared in the January 2015 issue of The Book Breeze.