Pimp (Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos Series #4)

Pimp (Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos Series #4)

by Ken Bruen, Jason Starr

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ISBN-13: 9781783295692
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: Max and Angela Series , #4
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 521,929
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ken Bruen was nominated for nearly every major award in the mystery field (and won the Shamus Award) for his book The Guards, the first in his series about Jack Taylor and his first book to be published in the United States.  In addition to his work as a novelist, Bruen has a Ph.D. in metaphysics and spent 25 years as a teacher in Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia, and South America.

The author of the first original novel ever published in the prestigious Vintage/Black Lizard line (Hard Feelings), Jason Starr has won raves for his work from publications ranging from The New York Times to Entertainment Weekly, which compared him to Jim Thompson and James M. Cain. In 2004, he received the Barry Award for his novel Tough Luck, and in 2005 he won the Anthony Award for Twisted City. He also writes comics for Marvel and DC, as well as original graphic novels. He lives in New York City.

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Pimp 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
After a long lull, Ken Bruen and Jason Starr turned their attention to another Max Fisher novel, and it was well worth the wait. “Pimp” is not only a fantastic noir creation, but a funny, satirical put-on, filled with some of the most creative writing this reader has seen in a long time. Before we go any further, the title refers not to a person running prostitutes, but a designer drug, that Max has labeled with the tag line, “it takes care of you.” The plot is simple: Max, in hiding in the Pacific Northwest since his escape from Attica, finds the drug and uses it for a comeback, first in New York City until he learns that a TV program is being made of his exploits based on his life story in “Bust” (the last of three previous novels by these award-winning authors). So he takes off for Los Angeles, where he finds his former secretary ensconced as a co-producer of the program (along with an assortment of other characters). This, of course, makes for a new set of funny and improbable complications, not to mention more bodies to add to Max’s collection. To add to the already outlandish black comedy, the authors make liberal use of a wide variety of celebrity’s names to further illustrate the absurd situations portrayed, as well as double- (and) triple-crosses, blunders, miscalculations, violence, sex and blackmail. All in good fun. Highly recommended.