Hell and Gone by Duane Swierczynski
(Charlie Hardie #2)

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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 Duane Swierczynski

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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.
 
Published October 31, 2011 by Mulholland Books. 303 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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At the start of Swierczynski’s frenetic, breathless second action thriller featuring ex-cop Charlie Hardie, the shadowy Accident People have Hardie, who was put through the wringer in the first book (

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Book Reporter

If you ever read a comic book story arc, or religiously watched “Breaking Bad,” “24” or “Lost,” you have to read FUN AND GAMES, HELL AND GONE and, when it’s published in 2012, POINT AND SHOOT.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Hell and Gone, another nail-biting read from author Duane Swierczynski is the second volume in the Charlie Hardie Trilogy.

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Bookmarks Magazine

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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Monsters and Critics

Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most ...more Swierczynski follows Fun & Games with more surprising, action packed adventures of ex-policeman Charlie Hardie who has a propensity f...

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Lit Reactor

The action in Hell & Gone picks up soon after the events of the previous novel, Fun & Games (and while I will recommend that you read the last novel for the purposes of continuity, it isn’t entirely necessary due to Swierczynski’s efficient summation of the first book throughout the opening pages...

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Mystery Tribune

I recommend this book to readers who are looking for fast-moving thrillers with a touch of noir and give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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