Second Hand

Smoke Dugan has made a living from making bombs for a criminal organisation. But when one of his bombs is used to take down a plane with innocent women and children on board, something snaps inside him. He takes his revenge by killing his criminal boss, taking his money and going on the run. Now, a year later, Smoke is hiding out in Portland, Oregon. He knows that it is only a matter of time before the organisation catches up with him. When they do, he manages to escape but they capture his girlfriend. Now Smoke must try to save her and escape for good. But it seems that someone else is after Smoke's girlfriend and it's not long before Smoke finds himself caught up in a dangerous chase game which will end in violence...


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A brilliant debut from a new American crime writer. 'A great crime novel. Brilliant is the word' Independent on Sunday

'Patrick Quinlan writes with such panache and skill that it's hard to believe that this is his first novel' -- Mail on Sunday 20070225 'Admirers of James Ellroy or the films of Quentin Tarantino should find much to enjoy in Patrick Quinlan's debut, which is as fast-paced, and as bloody as either' -- The Times 20070224

Patrick Quinlan lives in Portland, Maine. SMOKED is his first novel.

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  • : 9780755328260
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Review
  • : 0.25
  • : January 2007
  • : 196mm X 130mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : BC
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  • : 813.6
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