Bunny, steady and steely-eyed when wheeling getaways, performing vehicular mayhem, and pot-shotting your occasional law officer, was losing it as she floored the car out the desolate stretch of two-lane blacktop leading significantly south. Fighting panic at the site of blood flowing copiously from Cole’s various perforations, she waved her pistol like a conductor’s baton, attempting to direct the movement towards Life and Light. “Don’t you even think about dying on me, Cole Haskins,” she yelled. “You make one dying move, I’ll blow your damn head off. You hear me, Cole?”
Bunny and Cole are two lovers who apparently don’t like to work…their work consists of loving one another and trying not to get killed as they rob banks and armoured trucks.
Flathead and Bogart are two bumbling idiots who are trying to figure out how to smuggle drugs across the border without getting caught, hurt, shot down and killed. They try everything, always seemingly meeting up with disaster each and every time.
Hunstetter embezzeled six million dollars from the city. Now he’s on the run. He’s somehow managed to out run the law. But they’re coming after him with full force.
What have these five in common? Oh, you’ll have to read the book to find that out.
The author has a unique style of writing, sometimes making up his own words for things/objects/people…while sometimes overusing the thesaurus just a little…but the story is well worth having to look up a few words. The author’s humour shines through with this piece. It was a fun read, one that will have you shaking your head in wonderment of how such people can even exist. You’ll be chuckling along, tryng to figure out what their next move will be.
The story moves along nicely with no lulls in the humour or action. It grabbed me from the beginning.
Set in the Tex-Mex area, there are chuckles galore. 5 stars!