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WHEN A contract killer bumps off a high roller in a Las Vegas casino, a tangle of romance, gambling, and gunplay follows. The killer, Lily Marsden, is a mysterious and cold woman who is a true professional. But soon, the casino owner, his henchmen, and the victim’s two brothers are on Lily’s trail. Former Chicago cop Joe Riley is pursuing Lily, too. She cost him his job as ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Fulcrum Publishing (first published September 1st 2003)
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Steve
Apr 06, 2016 Steve rated it really liked it
This is one damn fine crime novel. The two primary characters -- an assassin and an ex-cop -- are drawn with depth and humor. The plot is tight, too, all the way through. I enjoyed it and would read it again.
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Jun 03, 2010 Maddy rated it really liked it
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In this standalone work, Steve Brewer takes a break from his comic Bubba Mabry series. Brewer hasn't lost his sense of humor, but BULLETS has a harder edge than the Mabry books, as well as much more complex plotting and characterization.

The action takes place in Las Vegas where a hit woman named Lily Marsden knocks off a rich businessman by the name of Max Vernon. That wouldn't ordinarily present a problem, but she pulled off the hit in the upscale Tropical Bay casino. The proprietors of that e
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Lee
Mar 13, 2012 Lee rated it really liked it
From the author of the "Bubba Mabry" series, Brewer's wry humor continues in his first stand alone. With the steaming dry heat of Las Vegas as the backdrop, an ex-cop chasing after a female killer-for-hire, to help him clear his name. The action keeps up a good pace, right along with the quirky characters. Violence and humor, as dry as the heat....works well here.
mike sell
Nov 02, 2016 mike sell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another cracker from Steve brewer

Another fine book from Mr brewer. Very pacy and always makes you want to read the next chapter. A good story with good characters and a hint of humour. Going now to find his next book.
Bob
Apr 06, 2016 Bob rated it really liked it
I love crazy Las Vegas crime thrillers and this one is as good as it gets for the sub-genre. Lots of losers and winners, crazies, falling bodies, laughs and atmosphere. I could read one a week like this if Brewer kept them coming.
Linda Kwiatkowski
Mar 15, 2016 Linda Kwiatkowski rated it really liked it
Definitely a Quentin Tarantino book. A female assassin, an unjustly blackballed ex-cop, mob gangster wannabes, power hungry casino owner, and two revengeful sadistic brothers all thrown together in the soup pot called Las Vegas. Who could ask for more?
Glenn
Nov 28, 2008 Glenn rated it really liked it
Smartly written mystery centered around a female hit woman. Fans of Elmore Leonard type mysteries would enjoy this one.
Pam
Apr 19, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read
Shelves: nevada-mystery
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STEVE BREWER is the author of more than 25 books, including the recent crime novels A BOX OF PANDORAS, PARTY DOLL, LOST VEGAS and CALABAMA.

His first novel, LONELY STREET, was made into a 2009 independent Hollywood comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr and Joe Mantegna.

Under his new pen name Max Austin, Brewer is writing a series of hard-boiled crime stories set in Albuquerque, NM. The first, D
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