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Never Play Another Man's Game (Wilson Mystery #4)

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Following the first three installments in the mafia enforcer's adventures, this whodunit finds Wilson taking up with his old partner, Ruby. The pair set out to take down an armored car carrying a huge payday, but there's one problem--Ruby's kid Rick is the one who scouted the job, and he wants in on the deal. Despite his misgivings about Rick, Wilson signs on with the cond...more
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by ECW Press
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For those who like noirish, hard-boiled stories, Knowles has written one right up your alley. This book can be read alone, but you are best served getting the entire series. Darwin is a great character and he gets into and out of a lot of great situations. I am surprised Knowles' name doesn't come up more when the better new noir authors are discussed. Hopefully he can sign with a better publisher (I can see him with Minotaur) and he can be promoted a little more to get his name out. I for one a...more
Tim Niland
Master criminal and anti-hero Wilson has finally extricated himself from the Italian and Russian mafias, and has been flying under the radar while looking for solo work. When he hears that the notorious con-artist Ruby Chu has been asking for him, he is curious but wary. Ruby and her son have an audacious idea, to rob an armored car that is carrying twice it's normal payload of money. They just need a planner like Wilson to iron out the details. Despite a load of bickering, the job comes off wel...more
Hella Comat
Once again, I didn't realize that I was reading a book from a series, and that this was #3 or #4.... Gotta do my research a bit better. But, in my quest for staying true to as many Canadian authors as I can, this one came from close to home: Mike Knowles, the author, is a teacher in Hamilton. He refers to lots of familiar local places - James St., the escarpment, Binbrook, Christa! - in this look at crime from the criminal's point of view. A good story with so much double crossing going on it ma...more
Canadian Noir? Really a well written fast paced tale. More from Knowles would be appreciatyed
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