The Gun Seller
Hugh Laurie concocts an uproarious cocktail of comic zingers and over-the-top action in this "ripping spoof of the spy genre" (Vanity Fair) -- the irresistible tale of a former Scots Guard-turned-hired gun, a freelance soldier of fortune who also happens to be one heck of a nice guy. ... show more
Hugh Laurie concocts an uproarious cocktail of comic zingers and over-the-top action in this "ripping spoof of the spy genre" (Vanity Fair) -- the irresistible tale of a former Scots Guard-turned-hired gun, a freelance soldier of fortune who also happens to be one heck of a nice guy. Cold-blooded murder just isn't Thomas Lang's cup of tea. Offered a bundle to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead -- a good deed that soon takes a bad turn. Quicker than he can down a shot of his favorite whiskey, Lang is bashing heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femmes fatales. Up against rogue CIA agents, wannabe terrorists, and an arms dealer looking to make a high-tech killing, Lang's out to save the leggy lady he has come to love...and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.
Publish date: November 1998
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
This is not usually my type of book. If I’m brutally honest, I couldn’t care less about dramatic military fiction. I tune out of the plot lines, hate the cliché characters and these government conspiracy theories are dime a dozen. So why did I actually finish it? The writing, for starters. It’s ...
Po historii napisanej przez znanego aktora filmowego i serialowego nie spodziewałam się niczego dobrego. Tymczasem mocno się zdziwiłam... Książka napisana jest w klimacie powieści sensacyjnej. Okraszona sporą dawką humoru - a to dzięki przemyśleniom i dialogom głównego bohatera z nutką ironii w tle....
bookshelves: amusing, spring-2014, published-1996, tbr-busting-2014, mystery-thriller, next, fraudio Read from March 04 to 26, 2014 Audiobook written by Hugh Laurie read by Simon PrebbleLength: 10 Hrs 42 minDescripton: Hugh Laurie concocts an uproarious cocktail of comic zingers and over-the-top...
As part of LibraryThing's wonderful Early Reviewers program, I was able to get a copy of Hugh Laurie's The Gun Seller. You probably know Hugh Laurie as "House", from the TV show. He's also a musician (has a blues CD out), and, apparently, a novelist as well. I was initially surprised to find it wa...
I was pleasantly surprised with this one from Hugh Laurie. I got this one as an audio book and enjoyed it quite a bit even though the over the top sarcastic English wit did grind on me after a while and the story got a bit confusing for the last 25 percent. (To be fair, had I been reading the book i...