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A Dangerous Man (Hank Thompson #3)

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“Among the new voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston . . . is where it’s at.”
–The Washington Post

“Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road.”
–The New York Times Book Review

Reluctant hitman Henry Thompson has fallen on hard times. His grip on life is disintegrating, his pistol hand sha
Paperback, 286 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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#3 Hank Thompson trilogy - Noir Crime Thriller

First Read: 2009, 5 stars
Second Read: 3/2016, 5 stars

Author Charlie Huston knocks it out of the park (wisecrack intended) in delivering this third book in his Hank Thompson trilogy. The stakes are higher (view spoiler), Hank's on the run, desperat
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Mar 31, 2013 Lukasz Pruski rated it liked it
Charlie Huston’s “A Dangerous Man” is the third and last book in the Hank Thompson trilogy. Unfortunately, it is not as good as the first two books (very good “Caught Stealing” and almost outstanding “Six Bad Things”). I hope it is not presumptuous of me to provide the explanation. We do not take the plot of the first two books realistically. I mean, they are written as if they were realistic, but we know they tell a story that could not *really* happen in *real* life. Sort of like “magical real ...more
Feb 27, 2012 Don rated it it was amazing
Let me preface my review of "A Dangerous Man" by Charlie Huston with a caveat: I rarely get "lost" in books in the way I might when doing other activities, such as seeing a compelling movie or playing a particularly good video game. With that behind us, I am going to say that this book was riveting--I couldn't put it down. ADM was that good.

I started ADM like I do with most books. I figured I would give it a try, but assumed that I would get bored. Admittedly, what grabbed me initially was the b
May 03, 2010 Maddy rated it really liked it
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PROTAGONIST: Henry Thompson
SETTING: New York City
SERIES: #3 of 3 (trilogy)
RATING: 4.25

It's interesting that there are so few trilogies written in the mystery genre when that is such a commonplace format in the science fiction world. Although there are many series in crime fiction, it is unusual to find an author determining that they will be writing a trilogy as they start their writing effort. A notable example of a successful trilogy is the Garnethill series by Denise Mina. And now Charlie Hus
Jan 29, 2010 Drew rated it really liked it
I almost didn't buy this book. I loved "Caught Stealing," the first in the Henry Thompson trilogy, but the sequel, "Six Bad Things," involved Henry taking a lot of less-than-sympathetic actions. I had liked the character in the first book, and the second one made me like him a good bit less. It was so disappointing that I had trouble enjoying the storyline as I read it. Charlie Huston's writing is always awesome--action-packed, creative and gripping--but when I'm starting to feel uneasy about th ...more
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Charlie Huston is an American author of Noircrime fiction. However, according to a recent interview with Paradigm, he prefers to be classified as a writer of Pulp, due to how he writes.
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Other Books in the Series

Hank Thompson (3 books)
  • Caught Stealing (Hank Thompson, #1)
  • Six Bad Things (Hank Thompson #2)

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