A million-dollar assassination contract kicks off the fifth Quarry adventure. Quarry’s Vote finds the titular veteran turned hitman settled into a relatively peaceful life. He married a gullible hot young woman and has a kid on the way. Unfortunately, after turning down a political contract to take out a fringe candidate running for president, things go horribly awry. In one fell swoop, Quarry loses everything. Bumbling assassins brutally murder his wife and unborn child. Driven to the edge, he does the only thing he’s good at. Hunting down and taking out those responsible.
Collins hit his stride with Quarry’s Vote. In an interesting twist, Quarry’s retired and happy. His days are filled with running his inn and working with his hands. When forced to hunt down those responsible for shattering the peace, the story takes a fantastic turn. He has a faint idea of the person who paid for the hit and the replacement assassin, but has to turn to some decent detective work. The twists and turns are incredible. Fueled by revenge, sex, and violence, and coupled with political and social satire, this may be one of the best Quarry novels.
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|Author||Max Allan Collins|
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||Hard Case Crime|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|