Cold Shot to the Heart
Career-criminal Crissa Stone never works too close to home, or with the same crew, or rushes a job. These rules have kept her from doing any time. They’re the rules her mentor and lover taught her, rules he didn’t follow as closely as he should’ve. Now he’s up for parole, and Crissa needs to come... show more
Career-criminal Crissa Stone never works too close to home, or with the same crew, or rushes a job. These rules have kept her from doing any time. They’re the rules her mentor and lover taught her, rules he didn’t follow as closely as he should’ve. Now he’s up for parole, and Crissa needs to come up with the money to help grease the wheels. Word is that there’s an illegal card game set for less than a week from now. The take? Plenty. Desperate, Crissa slaps a plan together, but when one of her crew starts shooting, she catches the attention of Eddie the Saint. A hit man, Eddie is no less of a pro than Crissa, and he could use the work.One of the most talented writers working in crime fiction today, Wallace Stroby’s Cold Shot to the Heart is a tight, propulsive story that will hold readers captive until well after all the crooks have fled the scene.
Publish date: January 18th 2011
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Crissa Stone (#1)
I recently read Wallace Stroby's standalone novel Gone 'Til November, and was disappointed in it, mostly because of the inefficiency of the lead female character, who proved to be non-essential to the story and seemed terrible at being a police officer once the action started popping off. So I was ...
Check out my other listens at Eargasms Audiobook ReviewsThis is a really interesting read. All of the characters are bad guys, some are just worse than others. This is a tough gritty story with a crime underworld feel. This is a straight-up thriller with no romance to speak of, sure she had a lover ...
Very reminiscent of the Parker novels. List of characters:Crissa: A woman with a child who does not know her who she had to leave with a family in Texas. She works as a thief, much like Parker, getting jobs through an intermediary , Hector, sometimes with unknown partners, but she always screens ...
Good stuff. You Parker fans take note: Stroby's novel has Stark's brisk lucidity and momentum. Protagonist Carissa Stone is, despite that last name, a lot softer and more humane than Parker. Still, the book zips past sentiment, sketches in fine sharp lines a sense of the career criminal's behavio...