The First Quarry (Quarry Series #7)

The First Quarry (Quarry Series #7)

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by Max Allan Collins
     
 

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BIG MAN ON CAMPUS

Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer-for-hire, from Max Allan Collins’ acclaimed novels – most recently THE LAST QUARRY, which told the story of the assassin’s final assignment (and was the basis for the feature film The Last Lullaby).

But where did Quarry's story start?  For first time ever,

Overview

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS

Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer-for-hire, from Max Allan Collins’ acclaimed novels – most recently THE LAST QUARRY, which told the story of the assassin’s final assignment (and was the basis for the feature film The Last Lullaby).

But where did Quarry's story start?  For first time ever, the best-selling author of ROAD TO PERDITION takes us back to the beginning, revealing the never-before-told story of Quarry’s first job: infiltrating a college campus and eliminating a professor whose affair with one of his beautiful, young students is the least of his sins…

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
Collins' witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud.
USA Today
Violent and volatile and packed with sexuality...classic pulp fiction.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As cool as an Eskimo Pie on a hot summer day and as sharp as a Ginsu knife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857683649
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Quarry Series , #7
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
351,089
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, 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 field today. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

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First Quarry 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Keeps you reading. So hard to put down
J_C_Alegria More than 1 year ago
Sharp prose that weaves a great story line, intimate first-person narration that brings you into Quarry's head and heart, and a cast of memorable characters make this book a fast, violent, sexy, and highly entertaining crime story. Max Allan Collins is a master of his craft. Kudos to HARD CASE CRIME.
prenoun More than 1 year ago
This sexually charged thriller, written in 2008 but set in 1970 as the prelude to Collins' Quarry series, reads like classic noir taken to the academic neighborhoods of Iowa City. Characters fulfill their crime novel archetypes well, giving the story a familiar feel while allowing for a few unexpected twists in the plot line. An enjoyable, sexy distraction, and a good introduction to the series as a whole.
JCS53 More than 1 year ago
This is a quick read. Althought it may not be appropriate for everyone as it has some graphic areas in the prose in both violence and sex, it is a very interesting study of the making of a contract killer. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. The cover looks more like a "romance" novel than the fast moving dark mystery that it really was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whose hobby is stamps . besides poorly done it is short and text page count under 150 pages as are the others. If you read the other series you would know he would not have made it as a pro for long pagecounter
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DavidJ69 More than 1 year ago
Discovered Max Allanc Collins by accident. Found the first several books in the Quarry series at an estate sale. Have been looking for more Collins since. The Quarry series is really good. And I've enjoyed his other series too. Looking forward to the Nathan Heller books.
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I think I would probably like to read the rest of the series. Quarry is an interesting character.
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Looking for a quick, suspenseful book with a witty story line? This is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quarry's first assignment takes some interesting twists. A hired assassin who cares: who would have thought? Over all, pretty good book.
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Story line was good but too much graphic sex and descriptions of his sexual reaction to women. Teenager will love it.