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Buzz Riff: A Novel of Crime

2.83  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
After his successful debut in Buzz Monkey, Top Kiernan is back. Only life in Athens, Georgia has grown more complicated. His former office manager (and ex-lover) has stolen half his clients and set up shop on her own. Top's no longer banking big bucks as an operative for Shaw's Mercantile Marine, which has found his addiction to the adrenaline buzz a dangerous risk. He's s ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 19th 2004 by Carroll & Graf
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Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was a toss-up between 4 & 5 rating for Buzz Riff: A 5 because it is riveting to read, but the 4, perhaps because of the implausibility of the Top Kiernan character, even though you're drawn to his exploits the way you might be to those of James Bond. Like Buzz Monkey, the adventure is tightly sculpted with plenty of twists, turns, and deviations in Top Kiernan's exploits. In spite of Top's unbridled approach to confrontation, he is honest and eccentrically honorable in his, albeit often v ...more
Jerry Peace
Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Like this more than "Buzz Monkey." Still can't figure out Top's appeal or why people like to quote (or misquote) other people so much. But a Gamecock cap, the outstandingly cool name "Dixiecaust," the Bloody Red Rag and other baffling Confederate relic worship, and our not-so-secretly pervasive right wing Kristian church kommunities all make for a real fun romp. "Violence has your number on speed dial, my friend." Top seems to be able to handle himself, and with a drug smuggler and a renowned (n ...more
Feb 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Top Kiernan; solider of fortune for hire, and the adrenaline buzz in need of ready cash takes on the mission of finding a stolen flag known as the Bloody Red Flag.
Chris Wolak
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
The plot had potential, but this book dragged for me. The characters were border-line interesting, but lacked juice. A coworker tells me that Hill's fist book, Buzz Monkey, was much better.
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