Hell and Gone

By Duane Swierczynski
(Mulholland Books, Paperback, 9780316133296, 286pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description

The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski.

Left for dead after an epic shootout that blew the lid off a billion-dollar conspiracy, ex-cop Charlie Hardie quickly realizes that when you're dealing with The Accident People, things can get worse. Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth.

And then things get really bad. Because this isn't just any prison. It's a Kafkaesque nightmare that comes springloaded with a brutal catch-22: Hardie's the warden. And any attempt to escape triggers a "death mechanism" that will kill everyone down here--including a group of innocent guards. Faced with an unworkable paradox, and knowing that his wife and son could be next on the Accident People's hit list, Hardie has only one choice: fight his way to the heart of this hell hole and make a deal with the Devil himself.




About the Author
DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI is the author of "The Wheelman", " The Blonde", "Severance Package", and "Expiration Date", and writes for Marvel Comics. The Wheelman was nominated for the Gumshoe Award and was optioned for film. He lives in Philadelphia.
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