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Dig Two Graves alternates between two time periods
1973
In Laos a Secret War has been raging between the United States aided Royal Laotian Government and the communist Pathet Laotian faction. Lan has fled his village due to the war and leads a band of guerrilla fighters against a ruthless, amoral Colonel and a drug trading Air America pilot.
1988
In Charleston, South Carolina
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Published September 25th 2020
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Scott
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every so often an author will come along who writes in the exact style that you love and for me Andrew Davie is one of those authors. His slow burn crime novellas have truly captured my imagination and his recently published second bolsters his reputation in my mind. Dig Two Graves is set across two different times and locations, first, the war torn jungles of Laos, where we meet CIA pilot, Earl and to North Carolina in 1988, following Luke, a tough, young bail bondsman.

Davie is able to bring a
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Jesse Hilson
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dig Two Graves by Andrew Davie is a tense, gritty, gruesome rush of a story that is set in two timelines and two places: Laos during the Vietnam War, when the CIA assisted local Hmong natives in their fight against the Communist Pathet Lao, and Charleston, South Carolina in the 1980s, where a bail bondsman goes about his business tracking down criminals. The story bounces between these two locales, and I was waiting to see the relationship between the plotlines, until it became clear in a decent ...more
Dan A.
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Andrew Davie has taught English and writing in New York, Virginia, Macau (on a Fulbright Grant), and Hong Kong. He has roots in New York. Currently, he hosts the podcast A Fistful of Faceful, and you can usually find him on Twitter @adavieauthor His novella, Dig Two Graves, is a short thriller, with a sequel in motion, Ouroboros scheduled to be released by All Due Respect Books in December 2020.

If the sequel is anything like Dig Two Graves, I can’t wait to read it. Dig Two Graves straddles two
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Max Thrax
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Two intersecting narratives, one in 1973 Laos and the other in 1988 Charleston. Earl is a crooked Air America pilot who flies opium for the sadistic Colonel; Luke is a well-armed bail bondsman paid to find a horrifically scarred man's daughter.

Like the author's novel Pavement, Dig Two Graves is an excellent addition to new hardboiled fiction. The pacing was brisk, the plotting unexpected, and, given that I knew the Golden Triangle from my own research, the details of setting well-chosen and conv
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Ross Cumming
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dig Two Graves starts with two separate stories. One tells the story of Earl, an Air America pilot working for the C.I.A. flying missions in Laos in 1973 during the Vietnam War. The other thread relates the story of Luke, a Bail Bondsman in Charlotte, South Carolina in 1988. About halfway through this short novel the two stories converge and it’s all out action from there on in, as the tale races to a bloody, lethal climax.
I hadn’t heard of Andrew Davie before reading this novel but this is a gr
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Victor Picciotto
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant!

I will have two books on my nightstand, the Bible and the next
Andrew Davie opus....hoping that the next book is forthcoming!
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