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The Short List
     

The Short List

by Eric Beetner
 
"Bricks and Cam are two of the most resourceful and likable paid killers one is ever likely to meet."
- Publishers Weekly

When Bricks and Cam strike out on their own in the aftermath of their bloody showdown with the Giordano family, not everything goes as planned. Boring, straight jobs aren't satisfying, and their first successful solo hit is a messy one. Worse

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"Bricks and Cam are two of the most resourceful and likable paid killers one is ever likely to meet."
- Publishers Weekly

When Bricks and Cam strike out on their own in the aftermath of their bloody showdown with the Giordano family, not everything goes as planned. Boring, straight jobs aren't satisfying, and their first successful solo hit is a messy one. Worse yet, someone has revenge on their mind.

Before they know what is happening, Cam is kidnapped and Bricks is attacked by an old enemy.

Cam uses his wits as he struggles to escape his captors while Bricks frantically searches for her partner in crime. Both hack away at the mystery of who is bent upon vengeance against them. There is a short list in play, and both Cam and Bricks are on it.

But they're not going to stand still and take being attacked. Not by anyone. They're going to fight back. They're making a list of their own, and it's even shorter than the one they're on ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/30/2016
In Beetner and Zafiro’s stirring sequel to 2015’s The Backlist, co-narrators Paula “Bricks” Brickey and her partner, Cam, who are kill-for-hire “button men,” find themselves in perilous situations resulting from previous assignments—Bricks in New York, Cam in Boston. Though Cam has stumbled onto some backup in the form of the steadfast Vincent the tailor, and Bricks is left with just her wits (and her worries, when she can’t reach Cam), their experiences are so similar that sometimes the reader has to recheck whose reportage they’re reading. But that doesn’t dampen the entertainment in any way. Though there are some grisly scenes, a shoot-out that’s unexpected for both its violence and outcome, and a rather stereotypical representation of the Mafia in the form of the Fazzio father-and-son team, Bricks and Cam are two of the most resourceful and likable paid killers one is ever likely to meet. The suspense and action keep the reader transfixed to the end. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781943402281
Publisher:
Down & Out Books
Publication date:
07/19/2016
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
960,794
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

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