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eBook The Killer ePub

by Wade Miller

  • ISBN: 1596541296
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Wade Miller
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: blackmask.com (August 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 140
  • ePub book: 1978 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1201 kb
  • Other: txt lit rtf lrf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 859

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I read this in a two-novel compilation with another "Wade Miller" novel, Devil on Two Sticks, rather than in a stand-alone book.

I read this in a two-novel compilation with another "Wade Miller" novel, Devil on Two Sticks, rather than in a stand-alone book. The Killer is an interestingly ambiguous title. There is more than one person in the book who would qualify as "the killer. The book might also have been called Manhunt.

are among top rankers in the brass-knuckled league. The first novel, The Killer, is the simpler of the two. A big game hunter from Africa is hired by a father to track down a man who killed his son in an armed robbery in their office

are among top rankers in the brass-knuckled league. Series: Stark House Noir Classics. A big game hunter from Africa is hired by a father to track down a man who killed his son in an armed robbery in their office. The protagonist has to deal with the killer's family and relatives, including the wife to whom he is immediately drawn. There are some fine descriptions of rural country life back in the day and they are very enjoyable. Eventually, the killer is tracked down, and things gets messy from there, but reach a satisfying conclusion.

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Wade Thomas Miller (born September 13, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Houston Astros from 1999 through 2004, the Boston Red Sox in 2005, and the Chicago Cubs in 2006 and 2007. He bats and throws right-handed. He attended Brandywine Heights High School in Topton, Pennsylvania. He is currently Alvernia University's pitching coach, a position he assumed in 2012.

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This book includes two short novels by Wade Miller. Wade Miller' is really two childhood chums who took up writing together and combined Bob Wade and Bill Miller to come up with a nom de plume

This book includes two short novels by Wade Miller.

Her name was Shasta Lynn-a names as phony as the color of her golden hair. She was big and beautiful, and she knew how to tease when she stripped. She was so sensational no one noticed that an admirer in the last row wore a knife sticking in his heart

Her name was Shasta Lynn-a names as phony as the color of her golden hair. She was so sensational no one noticed that an admirer in the last row wore a knife sticking in his heart. Curtains go up on a drama of murder, racketeering, dope-peddling, and double-dealing romance. And a smart San Diego cop calls the finale for one of the toughest killers ever to clear the stage for death. 24 Thursday May 2012. This is why some reprint house or another needs to find Wade Miller books and reprint all of them; they’re damn good

The Killer – Wade Miller. ironbombs in Crime Fiction. Wade Miller’s writing isn’t fancy or unique, though it does convey tension like nobody’s business, laced with artful prose. That comes across best in the evocative setting description; each locale feels like the place it’s set in, accomplished by including numerous but minute details. This is why some reprint house or another needs to find Wade Miller books and reprint all of them; they’re damn good. While I have one more, Stolen Woman, to read, I’m redoubling my efforts to track down Wade Miller novels.

Jake Farrow, safari-guide to big game hunters, was brought all the way from Africa to kill a killer. He came to track down a man, pit his jungle-sense, his cold cunning, his deadly gun against a ruthless murderer. He had to weave his way not only through tangled wood and trackless swamp but through dens of vice in big city underworlds, and through the denser jungles of women's passions, to get at his prey.

Comments

Agantrius Agantrius
Wade Miller (the writing combo of Bob Wade and Bill Miller) may have succeeded better than they ever expected in writing "The Killer," a book that is kind of a cross between Hemingway and Gil Brewer. It is an excellent, brilliantly written, well-paced fifties novel. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes to read and, in particular, for those who have an appetite for crime novels.

Jacob Farrow is a big game hunter in Kenya, perhaps the greatest and most determined of all big game hunters. He is offered an impossible sum to track down and kill the most elusive and most dangerous quarry of all.

In a chase that takes him around the world, Farrow must track down the most feared bank robber in America. Through the swamps of the backwoods swamp, to the highest towers of the greatest cities, to the Great Plains, to the deserts, Farrow goes. Along the way, Farrow tangles with sexy swamp sirens whose every movement makes him sweat. He fights with big city toughs and finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

The book does an excellent job of capturing Farrow's moral quandaries as well as his laser-beam like focus on his job.

Not a word is misplaced in this book. It is expertly written.

The book opens with a rifle on the plains of Africa. It continues with a girl with thick blonde hair, "the tawny yellow color of a young lioness," but no dress on. The mere sight of her made him feel like an animal. He feels all of time slipping by him. But there is another femme fatale in this book, "sleek and sinuous as a python."

The book is filled with powerful emotions of revenge, of lust, of betrayal. It moves forward at breakneck speed. It's really good.
Zolorn Zolorn
Jacob Farrow, safari guide to big-game hunters, is stuck lounging around his Kenyan villa after a bad decision lost him his license. So when a young lawyer to a mysterious client shows up and requisitions his talents to hunt unspecified game on another continent, Farrow takes the opportunity. It turns out his new employer is a former client named Stennis, a hunter he leads on safari every year; Stennis is a bank-owner whose son died during a robbery by the famed Clel Bocock and his group of bank-robbing ruffians. And this grieving father wants Farrow to find Bocock and kill him: a new spin on the term manhunt.

Of course, the police are having a hard time tracking Bocock already, but Farrow’s too prideful to walk away from a hunt or back down from a job. His hunt will take him across America: from the Georgia swamps to the Chicago rail-yards, to the Midwestern jail of some overzealous sheriffs, and beyond, heading further and further West to catch his quarry.

There’s a lot to like about The Killer, not the least of which is its "most dangerous game" premise. The action is credible; the characters are interesting; the plot engaging and tense without being speedy or over-complicated; the writing is solid if not exceptional. The final showdown is a striking scene, and the many moments that build up to it are brilliant. Most of all, I found it a damn fun book to read. The Killer has a few aspects I wish it were stronger at---some elements are a little coincidental, other elements are rooted in the book's now-archaic 1950s origins. I still think it’s a solid, respectable novel that many vintage mystery readers will find engaging and thrilling. Make no bones about it, this is a fine book.

If you’re trying to get into vintage ’50s crime-noir novels, Wade Miller is an excellent starting point, and The Killer is just shy of fantastic.