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In Six Bad Things -- the blood-spattered sequel to Charlie Huston's highly acclaimed debut, Caught Stealing -- down-and-out New York City bartender turned mass murderer and unlikely folk hero Henry "Hank" Thompson has been laying low in the Yucatán for the last three years, with a cool $4.5 million of stolen Russian Mob money. But when a Russian bounty hunter comes calling at Hank's beachside shack, he knows it's time to run again -- this time back to Vegas, where his luck runs out.
With the Russian Mob and the Mexican police hot on his tail, Hank sends what's left of the multimillion-dollar stash to a friend for safekeeping. But once in the States, Hank realizes quickly that during the three years he has been hiding out in Mexico, he has become a kind of infamous celebrity in America. With a book written about his life on bestseller lists and a regular gig on America's Most Wanted, Henry Thompson registers on everyone's radar -- as does the hefty reward for catching him.
The second installment in a projected trilogy about Hank Thompson, Six Bad Things is, simply put, relentless. With more nonstop action than a Grand Theft Auto video game, ultra-violence around every corner, insane car chases, gory shootouts, an endless array of 14k characters (including antagonistic drug dealers, psycho surfers, and worn-out strippers), and an antihero who is equal parts Jimmy Buffett and John Dillinger, this novel is truly amazing -- easily one of the best crime thrillers of recent years. Paul Goat Allen