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Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston
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Jul 08, 09

Read in July, 2009

Fun read. The plot is in the spirit of Elmore Leonard - too many folks chasing a big bag of money, and double crosses that happen so fast you don't hive time to think about if they make sense. Also sparse in the same way Leonard is sparse. Not many pages devoted to setting the scene. It's all action and dialog.

Much more violence than you get with Leonard, but I found this book much more palatable than the Dennis Lehane I've read. Lehane delights in details about all manner of horrific acts; this one is much more clinical. Everyone's got a job to do, and some peoples' jobs involve casualties.

The start of a trilogy, but unlike The Strain, this one wraps up nicely at the end. Satisfying on its own.
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