Quarry’s Climax – Max Allan Collins [BOOK REVIEW]

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Quarry’s Climax is the 14th book of the Quarry series, and even though I only had the chance to read this one, the rest of the books are certainly something that I have put on my TBR list!

The plot is simple – until, of course, it gets complicated:

Quarry is a Hitman – he kills people for pleasure, I mean, money! He works for this guy ‘’the Broker’’ and his new mission is to protect a chairman of an underrated Porn magazine and strip club – The Climax. When this task might seem easy, suddenly everyone hides something and everyone has secrets. And then our man Quarry – who usually goes on the spot and just kills whoever he needs to, now has to play the role of a detective, find out what the hell is going on in this rat hole, and eliminate any danger.

Now – first things first – I am not usually a person that reads these types of books – Pulp fiction, hardboiled fiction, entangled harsh noir stories, but this book pleasantly surprised me with its light reading experience and admirable description of the characters.

Quarry – now that’s one interesting character! Quarry is what happens when you mix a Cowboy personality, with a bit of witty humour, no respect for ladies and egotistical appearance. I happened to actually kind of like this guy!

Though the part I didn’t like it how he treats women and talks about them as they are a piece of meat with no brain whatsoever. I am not a feminist, but I mean – you couldn’t have tried harder, I guess. He would just go to a scene, let us know how irrelevant and thick this lady is, he would sleep with her, never call her again, and then continue with his life as nothing happened. Wonderful, isn’t it?

This is one of a kind book for me, and even though I wouldn’t put it on my favorites pile, it has a special place in my heart. I greatly enjoyed it, and it made me smirk at times. I will definitely explore this genre in the future, and I am sure that Quarry’s Climax was a great beginning for me on that.

I received this book by winning a Goodreads Giveaway from Max Allan Collins and Hard Case Crime.

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4 thoughts on “Quarry’s Climax – Max Allan Collins [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. John Greco May 16, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I have read a couple of The Quarry books and they are good, but you are definitely on target about his treatment of women.

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    • innah96 May 16, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you John! I loved his personality and wittiness, but that was a thing that stuck to me. But at the end of the day, we all have different views, and he seems to not like women very much 🙂

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  2. LightHouse Dann Verner May 20, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I had taken an interest in a TV Series called “Quarry” and it was reading your blog that caused me to remember the book series. I prefer books. That and I believe the series never made it past season one.

    I love how lackadaisical he comes across as in certain situations.

    Loving your blog ♡♡♡♡

    To quote Arnold, “I’ll be back”

    Namaste’

    Liked by 1 person

    • innah96 May 20, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      I am glad you liked my review and my blog! Thank you for your comment!

      Like

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