Gun Work (Hard Case Crime #49)

Gun Work (Hard Case Crime #49)

POINT AND SHOOT.

Life isn't always cheap south of the border -- some lives are worth a million dollars. That’s what the Mexican kidnapping cartel was demanding for Carl Ledbetter’s wife. So Carl reached out to the one person he knew with a chance in hell of saving her, a deadly man whose own life he’d saved in the sands of Iraq. It was time to call in some favors. Because some situations call for negotiation, but some… call for gun work.

Title:Gun Work (Hard Case Crime #49)
ISBN:9780843959673
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    Gun Work (Hard Case Crime #49) Reviews

  • Dan Schwent

    Barney is a seemingly ordinary guy working at a shooting range with a violent past. One day, Barney gets a call from an old army buddy, Carl Ledbetter, and ends up going with Carl to Mexico to rescue ...

  • Jim

    This should have been titled "Gun Porn", not really a bad thing, just a bit too much for me. Schow clearly knows guns & spent a lot of time describing an amazing array. Unfortunately, there were just ...

  • Ben

    Maybe I should have given this four stars, it's much cleaner prose than the last Hard Case book I read [the previous month's offering, a reprint]. Schow is good at what he does and the writing is nimb...

  • Andy

    Jesus, this was awful. Predictable. Like a bad movie on the Xtreme movie Channel. I can see the gun freak with a mullet and a Harley Davidson with a wooden matchstick in his mouth and manly stubble. L...

  • Thomas

    I avoided writing anything about this book when I read it a few months ago, because I was so spun out by it and not sure what I wanted to say. I'm still not. I'm reminded of someone who described to m...

  • David

    One reader described this as "gun porn," and now I understand why: In Gun Work, a kidnapping-cum-revenge novel, David J. Schow describes a seemingly endless array of firearms with the sort of detail a...

  • Paul Mirek

    Looks like I came across this one at the exact right time, with my headspace still occupied by recent viewings of Inherent Vice and American Sniper> and willing to overlook the somewhat too-familiar e...

  • Scott

    I loved this book! Good old noir/pulp sensibilities and action set in the present. This is about a ex-soldier whose army buddy asks him for a favor. His wife has been kidnapped and he could use his fr...

  • Leslie

    The typical hardboiled detective type with his alienation from society and normal human relationships dialled up to 11 and a serious (and I do mean serious) gun fetish....

  • Kemper

    A pretty solid revenge/crime story, but the book leans heavily on the gun porn with loving descriptions of weapons, bullets and shooting techniques....