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Quarry's Ex

[PDF] Quarry's Ex | by ✓ Max Allan Collins - Quarry's Ex, Quarry s Ex BECAUSE HOMICIDE BEGINS AT HOME Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating He d killed

  • Title: Quarry's Ex
  • Author: Max Allan Collins
  • ISBN: 9780857682864
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Quarry's Ex | by ✓ Max Allan Collins, Quarry's Ex, Max Allan Collins, Quarry s Ex BECAUSE HOMICIDE BEGINS AT HOME Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating He d killed plenty overseas so killing her lover was no big deal And when he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer that transition was easy too He survived in this jBECAUSE HOMICIDE [PDF] Quarry's Ex | by ✓ Max Allan Collins - Quarry's Ex, Quarry s Ex BECAUSE HOMICIDE BEGINS AT HOME Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating He d killed

  • [PDF] Quarry's Ex | by ✓ Max Allan Collins
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About "Max Allan Collins"

  1. Max Allan Collins

    Received the Shamus Award, The Eye Lifetime achievment award in 2006.He has also published under the name Patrick Culhane He and his wife, Barbara Collins, have written several books together Some of them are published under the name Barbara Allan.Book AwardsShamus Awards Best Novel winner 1984 True DetectiveShamus Awards Best Novel winner 1992 Stolen AwayShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 1995 Carnal HoursShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 1997 Damned in ParadiseShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 1999 Flying Blind A Novel about Amelia EarhartShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 2002 Angel in BlackJapanese or

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  1. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas Especially if you re a hit man and you ve killed several people while there.Quarry used to just murder people for money, but he now he works a new angle Using info he accumulated while in the business, he now tracks other hit men while they re getting ready to kill their latest target, and then he approaches the marks with an offer to dispose of the other hit men first For a bonus fee, he ll try to figure out who paid for the contract.This gig has brought Qu [...]


  2. Quarry s working with a movie director to stop the guys hired to kill him and find out who hired them Too bad the last person Quarry expected to see again is complicating matters his ex wife.The Hard Case Crime series is back and they ve brought Quarry with them Quarry is the same old methodical hitman he s been in the other Hard Case Quarry books After reading the Perfect Crime reprints of the early Quarry books, it was nice to read one of the ones written once Max Allan Collins had a bit seas [...]


  3. It was fun to read Quarry again, although there was a lot of back story in this one Not sure it all meshed right with the previous books, but it was still enjoyable It was nice meeting his ex, too It was short without too many convolutions typically Quarry He s a rather strange cold guy.It s a shame HCC has gone to the trade size I have all their originals they look great together, but they no longer fit the shelf properly I don t care for this size to carry as much, either In keeping with their [...]


  4. I just finished QUARRY S EX, an excellent entry in the QUARRY series by Max Allan Collins about an anti hero murder for hire hitman As with all the novels in the series, the first person narration is conversational , humorous, and compelling There are two kinds of Quarry novels 1 Ones where Quarry is hired to kill someone and 2 Ones where Quarry is hired to stop a another hitman from killing someone Both types are equally great In QUARRY S EX, our hero follows a hit man to the on location filmin [...]


  5. Really a prequel to the other Quarry books This one had the least plausible plot, I thought Quarry is well into his role as hitman of hitmen, in the service of those who have become targets Those who have read any of the other Quarry novels will have already have numerous pieces to Quarry s back story how he came to be recruited by the Broker, the betrayal by his ex wife, his time in Vietnam That he would meet his ex wife as the wife of a B movie director who has been targeted for assassination [...]


  6. I read this yesterday stuck for 3 hours in some desert airport in Yemen in Riyan on my way to east Somalia Thankfully this was the best Quarry book I have read so far Crisp prose,clear strong voice of Quarry who had his nasty,witty humor while he was being ice old killer These books are short but like The first Quarry was near perfect story for this type of novel The mystery of who put the contract on Art Stockwell had me guessing until the end.


  7. As detailed in the First Quarry, Quarry is a former Vietnam veteran whose real name is never disclosed to the reader He comes back, finds his fianc ,Joanie, in bed with another guy, finds that guy working under his car and kicks the jack out, survives a murder trial, and is then recruited by a mysterious figure named the Broker to carry out hits and we don t mean hits in baseball.In Quarry s Ex, Quarry no longer works for the Broker, who is no longer among the living Rather, Quarry has obtained [...]


  8. For a 10 book series soon to be 11 , Max Allan Collins Quarry novels have been remarkably consistent.True, there is a predictable formula at work in each one, but this series never feels like a by the numbers retread like Robert Parker s Jesse Stone novels or Donald Westlake s Alan Grofield mysteries.How does Collins do this First, he keeps each book short I m a slow reader, and I can finish a Quarry adventure in less time than it takes to smoke two cigars Second, he divided Quarry s life into t [...]


  9. Hard Case crime is back Today HCC is officially back in business QUARRY S EX is one of two that hit the markets today.In his early thirties, Quarry is still up to his old tricks Using the list he got from the Broker, he finds a hit man, follows him until he determines the target, then approaches said target offering to save his life, for a fee of course, and get rid of the hit man.What he never expected was to run into, right in the middle of the whole mess, his ex wife, the woman who unknowingl [...]


  10. I ve read nine of the Quarry books This was not one of his better books If you were going to skip one of the books in the series this would be the one I gave Quarry s Ex 3 stars.



  11. This is the third Quary book I ve read in theseries, and even though the premise wouldseem to make the whole series formulaic,the author does manage to change it upso each story does not sound like the onebefore it.This time, Quarry is preventing a killing asthe author s curve ball plot It works Stillnice and pulp y, and of course Quarry hashis way with a couple of women.A quick entertaining read.


  12. The story slows down a bit when the nigh mandatory recitation of Quarry s backstory begins an even longer section than usual since a major piece of the backstory is a player in the fore story as well, as the title implies The location so far from the Mississippi is also an outlier for the series Both of these quibbles are overcome by the brisk pace, expected action and obligatory sex.


  13. Definitely up to standard Added interest centres on extra context of Quarry and his wife, often alluded to but never quite given substance This is an excellent series, engaging but requiring minimum effort




  14. Quarry s Ex is the tenth book by Max Allan Collins in the Quarry series Quarry is a hitman working out of the Midwest in the 70 s and early 80 s Quarry s Ex is set in Boot Heel, Nevada in 1980 So Quarry is outside of his usual stomping grounds.Since it s right there in the title, it s not much of a spoiler to say that Quarry does, indeed, run into his ex wife She done him wrong while he was in Vietnam And him walking in on her in bed with the mechanic from down the street set him on the path to [...]


  15. Max Allan Collins writes noir crime novels which read very much like Mickey Spillane, with whom he was a close friend and collaborator and completed some started by the late author This novel is no exception, and is full of sex, violence and hard boiled prose It is a prequel to a long running series about a hit man who has turned the tables on other assassins by developing a new business collecting his fees from intended victims by eliminating killers and those who hired them.This novel takes us [...]


  16. In Quarry s Ex , Max Allan Collins delves deep into the surface tension between the hitman s hitman and his former wife Joni Well established is their bloody history, with the former flame credited with paving Quarry s bullet riddled, body bagged road, for it s her deception that leads him to the Broker and a life built on ending others In this latest installment, a prequel, Quarry enters the movie business having tracked a former hitman hired to knock off a b grade director From there he sweet [...]


  17. Quarry s Ex takes place in the 1980 s and directly references previously established continuity by brining the guy s former wife into the fold while he investigates a film director on whom a hit has been taken I really enjoyed the movie making setting of Quarry s Ex as a change, but I missed some of the bleaker Midwestern settings from the previous books In all honesty, Quarry s Ex is probably the least of the newer Quarry novels Aspects of the book including the coincidental nature of Quarry ru [...]


  18. 10 in the Quarry series If you ve followed the Quarry series, you ve heard about his cheating wife on many occasions but this episode of the saga puts a new twist on things Lawrence Block has John Keller Loren D Estleman has Peter Macklin and, Max allan Collins has Quarry It seems odd to have a professional hit man as the protagonist of a series but it happens and sometimes it happens very well.Quarry series Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere And for him that was the [...]


  19. The literary revival of Max Collins Quarry has been a welcome development, but the most recent installment, Quarry s Ex, is perhaps the most enjoyable read since the series was revived with the publication of The Last Quarry.For decades, readers have heard of Quarry s first love only in the context of how her betrayal of him upon his return from Vietnam shaped his character Quarry s Ex remedies this by an extended appearance from the woman who broke Quarry s heart, fleshing her out in at least s [...]


  20. I don t know why I keep reading these Quarry novels, but I do Quarry is a fairly interesting character, and the concept of a hit man who targets hit men is a good hook However, the books are predictable, and Quarry relies on both coincidence and extreme generalizations in order to solace these mysteries The conclusion to this book, in particular, doesn t make much sense if examined closely It s a quick read, though.


  21. A great book from the early life of hitman Quarry, focusing on the return of his wife and his involvement with a low budget film crew and someone who s out to kill the director The mystery became a case of there s no one left, so it be this individual , but I enjoyed this for the characters and their dialogue The coolness drips off this book quicker than pool water off a brunette Max Allan Collins is amazing and any new venture into the Quarry stories is eagerly awaited by me


  22. Breezy but light episode in Quarry s story He s a former hitman who found a list of a boss s other hitmen and uses that list to help out the potential victims In this case, the potential victim is a movie producer on a shoot in Nevada It turns out the girlfriend of the producer is Quarry s ex, who he was married to briefly some years before The story moves quickly, with for me only the first section remaining memorable Still, I picked up another novel in the series at a used book store.


  23. I very much enjoy reading Max Allan Collins, and after having read Quarry s First, this was a good book to follow up with While this book follows the formula of most Quarry novels, it becomes much personal when his ex, who helped put him on the career of hit man assassin, shows up as part of his next job Learning about the way the main character works and seeing some of his vulnerabilities makes this book much than your usual hit man story.


  24. I love the Quarry series Good writing, solid character, fun plots Quarry s Ex is probably my least favorite I ve read so far Collins spent way too much time explaining Quarry s ex wife history at the beginning, and there wasn t as much of that hard nosed, main character in danger moments But still, I read it quick, and I enjoyed itjust not the best of the series Still glad I purchased it.


  25. An excellent addition to the series I liked this one as it starred his ex and this provides an opportunity to delve a little into what made Quarry who is today and helped explain a little about his personality I did think there were times where Quarry seemed almost evil in his actions, but hey, he s hit man Another good read for the average person but a MUST for the Quarry fan


  26. Quarry kills with little hesitation, just might off you if the price was right, takes shit from no one, and spits words as dangerous as his bullets Whether because of or despite these facts, you still can t help but cheer him on Just as Quarry always hits his mark, Max Allan Collins always delivers Quarry s Ex is one helluva ride.


  27. Better the second time around Didn t mean to read it a second time Thought it was the latest Quarry book Figured it out about 50 pages in that I had read this before Decided to finish it out and glad I did Mr Collins has a terrific character in Quarry I think I like him better than Nathan Heller Maybe I will go find the earlier Quarry books and read them again.


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