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No More Heroes by Ray Banks
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Terribly tedious, this third outing for sorta Manchester private investigator Cal Innes. The epitome of scuzzy, Innes is a drug addicted alcoholic, with a convict father and equally shiftless brother. He is the anti-hero to the nth degree. At the novel's beginning, Innes is evicting tenants for his employer, scumbag landlord Donald Plummer. On his way to one such eviction job, Innes becomes an unlikely hero when he saves the life of a little boy trapped in a burning home. An immigrant family was renting from Plummer and when arson is discovered as the cause of the blaze, Aryan Brotherhood-types are the suspected culprits. Asked by Plummer to investigate, Innes gets himself beaten innumerable times. Banks does not really do action. What he does do is dialogue, lots and lots and lots of dialogue. Banks is Elmore Leonard, using a Mancunian accent, but with a tin ear.
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Reading Progress

January 8, 2017 – Started Reading
January 10, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 23, 2017 – Shelved

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message 1: by Caleb (new)

Caleb Ouch. Give it away!


message 2: by Dave (new) - rated it 1 star

Dave Szostak It's in the box on its way to Value Village!


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