Lynskey rolls the dice

1 Mins read

American noir author Ed Lynskey is back with a new novel. We reviewed his gritty backwoods tale Lake Charles not long after Crime Fiction Lover got started, and we’re looking forward to Ask the Dice, which is set in Washington DC.

In this book, the aging hitman Tommy Mack Zane is becoming disillusioned with the thrills and kills of contract work. Yes, he’s reaching middle-age. But then he’s framed for murdering the neice of DC crimelord Watson Ogg, and the one who was the hunter for so many years becomes the hunted. All he wants is a life filled with jazz and poetry, and for that solace he must fight.

With the help of his friends, it seems the only way out is to face up to a final showdown against the dark suits, and his old life as a bagman. We are in possession of the ebook and our trusted reviewer rthomasbrown is on the case. If you can’t wait for our verdict, pick up your copy on Amazon for £2.88, and be sure to let us know what you think by commenting below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related posts

Betrayal by David Gilman

If Reacher were a spy, not a citizen avenger, he’d be a lot like the Englishman, Dan Raglan, the protagonist of David Gilman’s new globe trotting action series. There’s a comparable level of excitement in this thriller series for Jack Reacher fans to savour and…

Cry Wolf by Hans Rosenfeldt

Translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel — Oh boy. The new year has barely started and already it seems like I’ve found my top book of 2022. Hans Rosenfeldt is an author putting the ‘noir’ into Nordic noir with a novel that features fallible characters who…

Love & Bullets by Nick Kolakowski

Good gonzo noir is a perpetual car crash; one bone-crunching, metal-shredding impact after another and Nick Kolakowski’s pulp fiction upholds that tradition. Meet Bill and Fiona. Don’t let their ordinary names fool you, they are the harbingers of chaos. Where they tread, and they tread…
Crime Fiction Lover