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Hell and Gone

Hell and Gone

Paperback Charlie Hardie

By (author) Duane Swierczynski

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  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0316133299
  • ISBN 13: 9780316133296
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 259,792

Product 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.

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Author information

Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers and also writes the X-Men spinoff CABLE and IMMORTAL IRON FIST for Marvel Comics. His latest novels include EXPIRATION DATE; LEVEL 26, cowritten with CSI creator Anthony E, . Zuicker; and SEVERANCE PACKAGE, which has been optioned by Lionsgate films. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children

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"A high octane, cinematic delight . . . I loved it, man. Duane Swierczynski is the bomb, and this book is a white-hot nuclear explosion." "Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award-winning author of The Bottoms, Leather Maiden, and Devil Red""