Monday, December 29, 2014

Duke City Hit by Max Austin

Author: Max Austin
Publisher: Alibi
Date of publication: December 2014

According to Vic Walters, the secret to happiness is low overhead and few demands. Living rent-free in a modest bachelor pad behind his boss’s house, he has no debts, no entanglements, and no expensive relationships. He works just a few days a month, but his bank accounts keep growing.

Vic is a high-priced hitman with a legendary record of success. That is, until someone starts eliminating his marks before he can get to them . . . until his manager puts him in the middle of a vicious drug-cartel feud . . . and until a young man walks into his life with a big .45 and a startling revelation.

For Vic Walters, it’s time to step out of the shadows. Which means it’s killing time in Duke City.

I was looking forward to reading  Duke City Hit because I enjoyed the first book, Duke City Split. (my review).  I thought this would be a continuation of the first book, but they aren't related at all.  So both could be read as stand alone books.  Sadly, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I was hoping.  I did like the characters, but the story was just OK.  

I kind of felt like it was missing something.  After reading the end, I'm still not sure why the "twist" happened. The other thing that bothered me was all of the characters seemed too "happy-go-lucky".  Hit men with that attitude just doesn't sit right with me. I guess I expect to have a darker story-line when it involves a hit man and murder and I never got that feel in this book.  This book has gotten great reviews, so I urge you to give it a shot for yourself.  It just wasn't for me. 

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About Max Austin

Max Austin is the pseudonym of writer Steve Brewer. He lives in Duke City (Albuquerque), New Mexico.

Max Austin’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, December 9th: Nightly Reading
Wednesday, December 10th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, December 11th: Reading Reality
Thursday, December 11th: Rhodes Review
Friday, December 12th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, December 15th: Omnimystery News - author guest post
Monday, December 15th: Bell, Book & Candle
Wednesday, December 17th: Reading to Distraction
Thursday, December 18th: Teena in Toronto
Monday, December 22nd: Book Nerd
Monday, December 22nd: The Book Diva’s Reads
Tuesday, December 23rd:  No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, December 29th:  From the TBR Pile
Monday, December 29th: FictionZeal
Tuesday, December 30th:  Tales of a Book Addict

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.