Tangled Web UK Review March 2007
File Updated: 02/03/2007


Smoked by Patrick Quinlan
pbk out January 07 (Headline) at 7.99

An uproarious pulp thriller with plenty of soul. Smoke Dugan, explosives expert for hire, is in hiding in Maine, on the run after ditching his employers and taking off with $2.5 million in cash. His girlfriend, Lola Bell, knows nothing of his nefarious past. Hit-man Denny Cruz tracks Smoke down and plans to get at him through Lola. Little does Cruz know that good- looking Lola is a skilled martial arts practitioner and no easy push-over. The mayhem that ensues throws together low-life gangsters, Lola's uptight, librarian flatmate and a couple of porn merchants with an unpleasant line in sexual violence. In the vein of Elmore Leonard, this is a classic and very funny gangsters-losing-control story complete with car chases, explosions, casual and bloody violence, and vivid characterisation. Quinlan writes dialogue that bites and includes at least one odd-couple love story. Hard to believe this is a debut novel. A name to watch.


( Cath Staincliffe author of the popular Sal Kilkenny mysteries and the series creator of TV Blue Murder)
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Smoked by Patrick Quinlan
pbk out January 07 (Headline) at 7.99

An uproarious pulp thriller with plenty of soul. Smoke Dugan, explosives expert for hire, is in hiding in Maine, on the run after ditching his employers and taking off with $2.5 million in cash. His girlfriend, Lola Bell, knows nothing of his nefarious past. Hit-man Denny Cruz tracks Smoke down and plans to get at him through Lola. Little does Cruz know that good- looking Lola is a skilled martial arts practitioner and no easy push-over. The mayhem that ensues throws together low-life gangsters, Lola's uptight, librarian flatmate and a couple of porn merchants with an unpleasant line in sexual violence. In the vein of Elmore Leonard, this is a classic and very funny gangsters-losing-control story complete with car chases, explosions, casual and bloody violence, and vivid characterisation. Quinlan writes dialogue that bites and includes at least one odd-couple love story. Hard to believe this is a debut novel. A name to watch.


( Cath Staincliffe author of the popular Sal Kilkenny mysteries and the series creator of TV Blue Murder)
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