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Bad Guys

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    Linwood Barclay(Author)

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“Fans of the crime caper will rejoice” that Linwood Barclay is back with the hilarious follow-up to his “riotously funny and irreverent”* debut, in which paranoid pop Zack Walker plotted to transplant his city-savvy wife and two teenage kids to the tranquillity of the burbs–where planned communities prevail and fathers rest easy. Well, not quite…and now the Walkers have moved home only to find themselves living in the precarious crosshairs of urban sprawl once again, and Zack can’t help but be worried–really worried–that just around the corner lurks the presence of some really bad guys.

Zack is back, and much to his family’s relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. But now that Zack’s incessant plotting can no longer be hatched from the comforts of his own home, he must be ever more vigilant to outwit the evil at large, whether in the suburbs, the city, or his own imagination.Zack is ready…or so he thinks.

While researching his first feature article, Zack stumbles upon a real-life crime scene, but what seems like an ordinary hit-and-run may actually be a homicide linked to a gang that’s been burglarizing Crandall’s high-end shops. Suddenly Zack finds himself at the center of a violent crime wave and destined for a confrontation with Barbie Bullock, an unsettling figure infamous in the crime syndicate for his ruthless business tactics and peculiar proclivity for collecting dolls.

And all is not quiet on the home front either.Zack’s protective instincts launch into overdrive when he discovers that his daughter’s rejected suitor has been tracing her every step and may harbor a much more ominous motivation than winning a Saturday night date. Nor does his son’s strange behavior and recent friendship with a creepy computer recluse inspire joy in a father’s heart.

As worlds begin to collide and boundaries between family and foe blur, Zack goes on the attack, and heaven help the bad guys when this resourceful father comes to make good on a deal gone bad.

" Humor, realistic characters, a jaunty first-person narration, and fast pacing make for an enjoyable read." -- "Booklist""Humor, realistic characters, a jaunty first-person narration, and fast pacing make for an enjoyable read."—"Booklist""Humor, realistic characters, a jaunty first-person narration, and fast pacing make for an enjoyable read."--Booklist --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Book details

  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Linwood Barclay(Author)
  • Bantam Books (31 May 2005)
  • English
  • 6
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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  • By david bailey on 17 November 2011

    Kept the wife hooked for ages and gave me time to go the PS3 undisturbed so worth every penny, we ended up buying all his books

  • By Guest on 23 June 2017

    My mum enjoyed book

  • By Michael D on 13 October 2014

    Totally excellent read. A real page-turner, like all Linwood Barclay's books. As a kid I read many James Hadley Chase novels. I could polish one off in an afternoon when I was 15. Linwood has quite a way to go, though, before he reaches Chase's record, which was 90 books.

  • By Pricey 83 on 16 August 2010

    First off I liked this book, but it did take some getting used to. I bought this after reading some of the latest books from Barclay (such as Fear the Worst, if I had not have read these first I'm not sure I would have persevered. Overall, I am glad I did as the plot and characters do develop well and at a good pace. This along with Bad Move and Lone Wolf are definately worth a read if you like Barclays other books, but dont expect them to grab you as quickly

  • By Deborah J. Whyte on 26 July 2009

    This is a brilliant book I read it in a day! It keeps you wanting to turn the page. Ive now bought another three books by Linwood Barklay as I think he's swuch a great author.

  • By Christopher E. Ridler on 17 June 2009

    Barclay writes realy funny mystery stories. I commend all his books. His Characters live and one wants to know what happens to them. I liked the use of a pencil to bring one story to an end.

  • By Sue UK on 22 June 2014

    Carrying on from Bad Move, the first book, this is more of the same. It was an okay read, better than the first. He has written much better though.

  • By Ruth on 13 November 2014

    An early book by Barclay, and a sequel to "Bad Move", one of the best books I have ever read. Best enjoyed in sequence.

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