Point and Shoot (Charlie Hardie trilogy, Book 3)

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Charlie Hardie finds himself in a steel box, tubes and wires attached to his body, trapped inside a satellite parked in orbit five hundred miles above the Earth. He has a years supply of food, air, and water and no communication back to Earth, and he must complete his twelve months duty or his wife and son will have an accident. Soon Hardie realize hes sitting in a veritable zero-G vault containing the most dangerous secrets in the world. And if his wife and son will ever be safe, Hardie is going to have to use those secrets as leverage against his faceless captors and force a crash-landing in one of the grittiest of urban hellholes. After years of exile, Hardies arming upand setting his sights on getting back home.

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Duane Swierczynski is the author of numerous crime thrillers and also writes the X-Men spinoff Cable and Immortal Iron Fist for Marvel Comics. His novels include Expiration Date; Level 26, cowritten with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuicker; and Severance Package, which has been optioned by Lionsgate Films; among others. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.

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Charlie Hardie has had a rough time since he encountered the Accident People (Fun and Games, 2011), who happen to make up the evilest of all evil cabals. World domination is their goal, if only no-account ex-cop Charlie would quit buzzing around their operation like a pesky mosquito. You’ll recall Charlie escaped from an inescapable subterranean prison in the second in the series, Hell and Gone (2011), and went looking for the cabal’s head honchos. That didn’t work out so well, and, by book’s end, Charlie was back in captivity. This time, though, rather being imprisoned far below ground, he’s locked up in a satellite orbiting 500 miles above the earth. That’s weird enough, to be sure, but matters take an even weirder turn when Charlie receives a visitor in space—himself. Well, not really himself, but a double who claims to be from the government, on a mission to save Charlie. Over the top? Of course, but Swierczynski uses his comics background to fine effect here, blending Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, and a touch of Jim Thompson into a pulpy brew that’s far more fun than it has any right to be. --Bill Ott

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