Point & Shoot by Duane Swierczynski

Point & Shoot

The tagline says it all… Accidents will happen.
If you are looking for a fun, over the top summer read full of dark humor, sarcastic lines and movie quotes I think you will like my July choice for a great first line.

A twenty-three-year-old hung-over intern with a broken heart saved the day.

This is the third Charlie Hardie novel following Fun & Games and Hell & Gone and each one is more improbable, yet more fun than the rest.  Duane Swierczynski is an award-winning novelist, the Hardie series is being developed by Sony Pictures Television, and he also writes the monthly comic series Judge Dredd and Bloodshot.

A brief summary is next to impossible without spoilers but I have a few great reviews to share that give a sense of the storyline and non stop pacing of this book.

Charlie’s internal voice is fun to follow and the action sequences are killer.  I could easily see these books as a major summer block-buster.  The book goes from action to action, rarely stopping to catch a breath, and I stayed up late one night turning the pages to the end.  If non-stop, cool action sequences with fun characters are you thing, you need to read some Swierczynski stories.  Corrina Lawson, Wired.com

Frenetic and breathless.  Those waiting for the payoff promised…will feel amply rewarded by the end.  Publishers Weekly (starred)

Duane Swierczynski puts the rest of the crime-writing world on notice.  So learn to spell the last name.  He’s going to be around for awhile.  Laura Lippman

So bloody satisfying. Booklist

I recently finished this series and had a lot of fun along the way, if any of you have read these books, let me know!  I would love to talk about them in the comments below along with any other books you have enjoyed this summer.

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