Synopses & Reviews
The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman into tackling one last lucrative assiignment. The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in the hell does he care? On the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic assassin's first appearance, bestselling author Max Allan Collins brings him back for a dark and deadly mission where the last quarry may turn out to be Quarry himself.
"[V]iolent and volatile and packed with sexuality. The writing is spare. It's classic pulp fiction. Just be sure you know what you're getting into." USA Today
"Collins' witty hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud. If only Bogart were around to record the audio-book." Entertainment Weekly
"Fans will be spellbound by the no-nonsense Quarry....Collins never misses a beat, as Quarry finds himself vulnerable to a poentially lethal strain of emotional ambiguity. All the stand-up pleasures of dime-store pulp with a beguiling level of complexity." Booklist
About the Author
Author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie starring Paul Newman and Tom Hanks, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries, Max Allan Collins is one of most prolific and popular authors working in the hardboiled field today. He is also a filmmaker whose work includes Shades of Noir, Real Time, and the documentary Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane."