The Prince of Deadly Weapons: A Novel

The Prince of Deadly Weapons: A Novel

by Boston Teran

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ISBN-13: 9780312271183
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/20/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Boston Teran, Edgar Award finalist and critically acclaimed winner of numerous international awards including the Creasey Dagger Award and the Fiction Lovers Book of the Year Award, is the author of God is a Bullet and Never Count Out The Dead. Born and raised in the South Bronx, he lives in California.

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The Prince of Deadly Weapons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
J3v0n More than 1 year ago
This title wasn't doing it for me. The biggest problem: a narrative and characters that were trying to come off as deep and philosophical but just ended up being boring.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Taylor Greene is The California golden boy as heir to a huge fortune, but he is not tainted by the power money can buy. He loves and is loved by his parents and his godparents until the mask of perfection melts away on the day he learns his parents and godparents are money launderers and murderers. Taylor sets up a meeting with William Reynolds, an agent of the Federal Government, but before that meeting can come to pass the Fed is murdered and two weeks later Taylor is dead as well. Dane Rudd, the recipient of Taylor¿s corneas comes to Rio Vista, California ostensibly to thank Taylor¿s parents for giving him the gift of sight. In reality Dane has infiltrated Taylor¿s intimate circle in the hopes of finding out what Taylor was going to tell the dead agent. He has the help of Essie, the woman Taylor loved and ultimately died for, but the investigation he started to stay out of jail becomes a chance for redemption for Dane because until he came to Rio Vista he was no better than the Greenes were. Boston Teran has a lyrical and literary style of writing so readers feel that they are reading a poetic ballad. Although Taylor only has one scene in the book, he makes an impact on every character through their actions and reaction to his death. The author has captured the essence of evil and imbued several of his characters with it, making them monsters as malignant as Hannibal Lechter ever was. This is a very powerful novel that impacts the reader strongly on the emotional level. Harriet Klausner