Synopses & Reviews
The long-awaited crime caper so outlandish, so maniacal, so wickedly funny, it could have only come from the mind that brought you Artemis Fowl.
Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind.
That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly Daniel's got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him and he still doesn't know what's going on. Bullets are flying, everybody's on the take and it all may be more than Daniel's new hair plugs can handle.
And Daniel's got to find the guy who put in those hair plugs — or at least his body — and fast, or else he'll never get that voice out of his head. Head-spinning plot twists, breakneck pacing and some of the best banter this side of Elmore Leonard's Detroit, will keep you on the edge of your seat and itching for more.
"Eoin Colfer, primarily known for his children's books featuring Artemis Fowl, shows he can write a terrific crime novel for adults with Plugged....Plugged is that rare book that mixes terrific suspense with laugh-out-loud humor. McEvoy and his attitude will appeal to fans of both the crime novels of Elmore Leonard and the wacky characters prevalent in the novels of Carl Hiaasen." Associated Press
"Compared with that criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl, Dan McEvoy is a bungling idiot. But that's essentially the appeal of Eoin Colfer's first adult protagonist, an expat Irish Army veteran who appears in Plugged...lots of bloody fun." The New York Times Book Review
"Colfer makes the transition [to adult literature] with his facility for the delightful Irish turn of phrase intact, even if many of those phrases are saltier this time around...the sharp curves come fast and so do the dips that make you feel giddy. Colfer keeps up the furious pace." The Chicago Sun-Times
"Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl youth series, employs similar techniques in this one — breathless plotting, humor, and wordplay — but he adds a diverse armory of guns, grenades, and stilettos. Fans of Ken Bruen's hilarious odes to murderous psychopaths will want to get Plugged." Booklist
About the Author
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series and the sixth installment in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, And Another Thing.... He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.