Point and Shoot (Charlie Hardie Series #3)
  • Point and Shoot (Charlie Hardie Series #3)
  • Point and Shoot (Charlie Hardie Series #3)

Point and Shoot (Charlie Hardie Series #3)

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by Duane Swierczynski
     
 

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FUN & GAMES AND HELL & GONE COME FULL CIRCLE IN THE HARDIE SERIES' ASTONISHING CONCLUSION.

Charlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked in orbit 500 miles above the Earth. He's got a year's supply of food, air, water, and no communication back to Earth, and must complete his 12

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FUN & GAMES AND HELL & GONE COME FULL CIRCLE IN THE HARDIE SERIES' ASTONISHING CONCLUSION.

Charlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked in orbit 500 miles above the Earth. He's got a year's supply of food, air, water, and no communication back to Earth, and must complete his 12 months' duty or his wife and son will have an "accident."

But when someone all-too-familiar docks on the satellite, informs Hardie he's sitting in a veritable zero-G vault containing the world's most dangerous secrets, and forces a crash-landing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hardie must decide whether he's come face-to-face with the partner he needs to save his family—or with his nemesis. After years of exile, Hardie's arming up....and heading home.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
While not quite up to the standard of its predecessors, the concluding volume in the Charlie Hardie trilogy (after 2011’s Hell and Gone) offers Swierczynski’s appealing blend of bizarre plot developments and frenetic prose. The one-time police consultant’s adventures began when a house-sitting gig in Los Angeles led to his crossing paths with the Accident People, killers who stage murders designed to look accidental. Hardie later became a murder suspect and wound up incarcerated in an unusual prison. Now Hardie finds himself in his tightest spot yet—inside a satellite orbiting Earth. He’s there to guard “something” for the Cabal, the masters of the Accident People, who have promised not to harm his wife and son in return. The arrival on the satellite of a man who happens to look just like Hardie imperils our hero’s mission. Readers are in for a wild and immensely enjoyable ride. Agent: David Hale Smith, DHS Literary. (Apr.)
Michael Connelly
"A much-needed breath of fresh air in the book world."
Wired.com
"The action sequences are killer. I could esily see these books as a major summer blockbuster."
Los Angeles Times
"Excessive [and] delirious ... Hardie's entertaining struggles with the killer cabal known as 'the accident people' literally levitate a notch."
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"Excessive [and] delirious ... Hardie's entertaining struggles with the killer cabal known as 'the accident people' literally levitate a notch."—Los Angeles Times

"Frenetic prose...Readers are in for a wild and immensely enjoyable ride."—Publishers Weekly"

The action sequences are killer. I could esily see these books as a major summer blockbuster."—Wired.com"

A much-needed breath of fresh air in the book world."—Michael Connelly

Kirkus Reviews
Can the unkillable man make the epic journey from outer space to home in time to save his loved ones? In Maryland, a drone in an intelligence agency notices a name from the murky past popping up on his screen. Charlie Hardie vanished after being implicated in multiple murders. Nearby, in Philly, Charlie's wife, Kendra, is contacted simultaneously by her long-lost husband, who is frantically advising her to flee, and by an imperious voice warning her that she and son CJ must stay put or die. Charlie, it turns out, is on a tiny satellite in "low earth orbit." The mention by a mystery voice of Eve Bell--a nefarious name familiar to Charlie--snaps him out of his lethargy. Eve was Charlie's fellow prisoner in his last scrape (Hell and Gone, 2011, etc.), and her name evokes bitter memories. So too does the name Deke Clark, Charlie's partner as a federal agent, who may have betrayed him. Both are forgotten in the instant that the voice reveals itself to be a perfect clone of Charlie. Friend or foe? This question lingers as the two work by turns together and against each other. Back on Earth, Deke is abruptly barraged with discordant memories of his own about Charlie and decides, at great personal risk, to uncover the truth. A secret, and seemingly omnipotent, cabal tries to thwart both efforts. Cheeky movie quotations at the beginning of each chapter add zip. Swierczynski's writing crackles with fresh attitude. But his plot may have jumped the shark this time, and readers unfamiliar with previous episodes could feel lost in the maelstrom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316133302
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Charlie Hardie Series, #3
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
929,776
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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A much-needed breath of fresh air in the book world.

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