Slide by Ken Bruen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Max Fisher, the business man from Bust, is back and is a crack dealer. Felicia, a stripper from Bust, is his woman. Meanwhile, Angela is back in Ireland and has hooked up with a psychopath calling himself Slide. Slide's goal in life is to become the next big serial killer. Throw in a cop that's seeking revenge on Fisher for the cop killed in Bust and you have Slide.
Slide, while not as good as Bust, is a pretty good read. It's a little light on Angela but Max is a more interesting character anyway. He's as delightfully sleazey as ever and has no idea how ridiculous he's become, thinking he's like Scarface. Slide's fairly interesting. Angela is still Angela.
Slide probably won't win any awards but it's a fun story and a hilarious entry in the Hard Case series. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to Max and Angela in The Max.
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