Friday, August 29, 2008

This is a stickup

Duane Swierczynski's book The Wheelman is a tightly plotted wild ride through Philadelphia. We meet our main character Lennon, a mute Irish getaway driver, in the middle of a bank heist. As the robbers escape and begin to think about the future things go pear-shaped.
The story starts of at full speed and doesn't let down for an instance. Along the way we meet the Russian Mob, the Mafia, crooked cops, and discover that there is no honour amongst thieves as everyone seems to be double-crossing everyone else. The novel races towards a suprising climax that will leave you gasping for breath.

This is a short and extremely easy to read novel, and moves with such pace and verve that it is very hard to put down.

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