Marked Man

Marked Man

by Howard Chaykin
     
 

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To the casual observer, Mark LaFarge has it going on. He's got a beautiful wife, cute kids, a McMansion in the South Bay... the guy is the living embodiment of the American dream. But nothing is ever as it seems. LaFarge is a career criminal who's never done an honest day's work in his life... and that life of crime, completely separate from the life he presents to

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To the casual observer, Mark LaFarge has it going on. He's got a beautiful wife, cute kids, a McMansion in the South Bay... the guy is the living embodiment of the American dream. But nothing is ever as it seems. LaFarge is a career criminal who's never done an honest day's work in his life... and that life of crime, completely separate from the life he presents to the world, is about to catch up with him. And there will be blood... a great deal of blood. Collects Marked Man stories from Dark Horse Presents #1-#8. * All-new adult intrigue from the creator of American Flagg! and Black Kiss! * From the pages of Dark Horse Presents!

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Publishers Weekly
A middle-aged career criminal in an unhappy marriage takes a job that ends up with him over his head, in mortal danger, and out for revenge. Mark LaFarge is overweight and unhappy, but he makes enough money pulling heists and hits that he’s stuck in a rut. At least until he’s hired to pull a hit with unforeseen complications that leaves Mark looking for someone to blame. Even when that someone turns out to be a wealthy family with connections to a powerful secret society, Mark’s brutal retribution can’t be stopped. Chaykin’s stylish art suits a world of amoral criminal middlemen and women, and all the violence and sex that entails. But the story is disjointed, attempting to awkwardly weave in a second narrative involving an FBI agent tracking LaFarge that never really has any impact, instead taking up space in a short, rushed story that’s heavier on the tough guy bravado tone and atmosphere than it is on character development or pacing. Ideas and sometimes even characters are introduced and then disappear, never to be revisited and leaving the reader wondering why they are there to begin with. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621156215
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
34 MB
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