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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (859 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Duane Swierczynski Narrator: Pete Larki Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charlie Hardie Trilogy Release Date:
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The first of three explosive pulp thrillers from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski

Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner’s entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he’ll suffer the same fate.

Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it’s the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: the Accident People.

It’s nothing personal—the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it’s intensely personal. He’s not about to let more innocent people die—not on his watch.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Breathless action. So much fun to read on the couch or on the run.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Duane Swierczynski is a much-needed breath of fresh air in the book world. Sure, he starts with established archetypes and classic story lines. But he makes them new and making them new makes them fun. This guy is a great storyteller. I never know what he is going to come up with or where he is going to take me. I just know I won’t be complaining about a thing once I get there.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “Swierczynski steps on the gas early in this pulse-pounding contemporary thriller and doesn’t let up…an unforgettable climax …the sequel’s appearance won’t be too soon for many readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “So bloody satisfying.”


  • “A load of high octane taught action. Readers who like their action fast, brutal, and smart, as well as fans of the Die Hard franchise, will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.”

    Library Journal

  • “Brilliant…one hell of a roller coaster read. Mr. Swierczynski writes like Elmore Leonard on adrenaline and speed.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “With Fun & Games, Swierczynski has pushed his style to its farthest extreme yet, and from the looks of things, the rest of the trilogy is going to go even further; he has the chops pull it off like the perfect heist.”

    Los Angeles Review of Books

  • “Insanely entertaining.”

    Josh Bazell, author of the New York Times bestseller Beat the Reaper

  • “More exciting than whatever you’re reading right now, this is Duane's breakout novel.”

    Ed Brubaker, Eisner Award winning author

  • “A white-hot nuclear explosion.”

    Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award winning author

  • A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee
  • Winner of the 2012 Shamus Award
  • A 2012 Barry Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave Brown | 1/15/2014

    " A bit uneven...but enough dark comedy to keep me going. 1st in a trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 1/10/2014

    " It's like an action movie in book form, non-stop. Grab popcorn and coke for a snack while you read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phil | 1/10/2014

    " murder and mayhem in L.A. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 1/2/2014

    " Light & fast reading in the spirit of Jim Thompson. The quirkiness and humor tempered the violence and awful events in the book. Enjoyed it. "

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