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The Last Quarry (Quarry Series #6)

The Last Quarry (Quarry Series #6)

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by Max Allan Collins
     
 

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QUARRY'S BACK – FOR HIS TOUGHEST JOB EVER.

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 assignment.  The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead

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QUARRY'S BACK – FOR HIS TOUGHEST JOB EVER.

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 assignment.  The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead?

And why in 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.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Thirty years after the ruthless hit man Quarry first appeared in print (1976's The Broker), Max Allan Collins brings the iconic Vietnam vet turned assassin-for-hire back for his very last -- and deadliest -- mission.

Living under an assumed name and working as the manager of a lodge in the wilds of Minnesota, Quarry has put his life of crime behind him -- until one night, suffering from insomnia, he drives to a remote convenience store and sees an old adversary. Hidden among the aisles, Quarry watches as Harry, a homosexual mobster from Chicago, buys an assortment of merchandise, including feminine hygiene products. Wondering if the thug is in Brainerd to kill him -- and frankly curious about his purchases -- Quarry follows Harry back to a secluded cabin where he stumbles onto a kidnapping and, after much bloodshed, saves a young heiress from probable death. The girl's father, a callous media magnate, contacts Quarry months later with a lucrative proposition that lures him out of retirement: he's to kill a librarian for $250,000. Quarry takes the job, but after meeting the seductively beautiful, brown-eyed blonde, he makes his biggest mistake: He gets emotionally involved.

As James Bond is to spy, Quarry is to hit man. Collins's remarkably endearing antihero is a timeless noir icon, a truly unforgettable enigma of a character with an ever-expanding cult following even though he has only appeared in a handful of novels and short stories in the last three decades. And if this new -- and apparently last -- Quarry novel wasn't enough, the striking cover art by the legendary artist Robert McGinnis makes this one of the genre releases of the year. Paul Goat Allen
Publishers Weekly
Fans of Collins (Road to Perdition) will be delighted to find him resurrecting Quarry, the ruthless hit-man he put to rest years ago, after six Quarry novels and a small handful of short stories. Now living and relaxing in the Minnesota woods, Quarry is lured out of retirement by a Chicago media magnate who wants a seemingly harmless young librarian dead. But when he winds up falling for his target, one Janet Wright, Quarry begins second-guessing his assignment and experiences an uncharacteristic change of heart that almost gets him killed. Stemming from Collins's screenplay for the award-winning short film A Matter of Principal, this novel covers a lot of ground in a small space-a credit to the distinct, wry voice Collins has given Quarry, who doesn't waste anything, least of all words: "Louis cracked open the door and peered out and said, `What is it?' and I shot him in the eye." Compact enough to be read in a couple of sittings but bristling with suspense and sexuality, this book is a welcome addition to the Hard Crime Case library and, if there's any justice, will spark sales of Collins's back-catalogue titles. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857686411
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Series:
Quarry Series , #6
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
181,032
File size:
981 KB

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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Last Quarry 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At least it was under 150 text pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even his psychiatrist was sure of his vocation and when it seemed he was he eleminated him! however for a really funny group of hit men try maratha graham's Foul Matters and sequel buska
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A SHORT READ BUT IS FUN TO WATCH THE CONTRACT KILLER WITH MORALE STANDARDS GET OUT OF COMPLEX SITUATIONS.
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I received an advance copy of this very enjoyable book thru a publisher's drawing.. I wonder why I have not read previous books by this author... This is a perfect book to spend an afternoon or evening with... I hope you enjoy it as much as I did...