Friday, August 29, 2008

"Bottom Deal" by Robert Gregory Browne

From: Killer Year ed. Lee Child. St. Martin's, 2008.

Ex-cop, compulsive gambler, and amateur Vegas magician Nick Jennings extends himself when his friend Holly Addison calls him out of the blue. He's too late to keep her from being shot to death, but he's determined to find out why she was killed. Browne's Killer Year entry combines engaging characters, a meaty plot, and brisk pace.

2 comments:

Rob Gregory Browne said...

Thanks, Gerald. Glad you liked the story.

Bill Cameron said...

One my faves from the antho.