The Big Blast by Lister Michael

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The plot is engaging enough, but as usual in the best of Lister’s work, the high points are small, moving glimpses of his characters’ inner lives.
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A missing girl. A shell-shocked soldier. A wife stepping out on her husband. Two women beaten to death. A sinister sabotage plot. A wounded, relentless private eye who will stop at nothing to protect those he loves."Michael Lister writes some of the best hard-boiled prose going. Nothing short of amazing!" Booklist Starred Review. Do you love mystery, romance, suspense, film noir, and the classic hard-boiled detectives of the 1940s? Then you'll love Michael Lister's THE BIG BLAST and other Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novels.The Thrilling 5th novel in the noir series that began with THE BIG GOODBYE . . .
˃˃˃ THE BIG BLAST, a Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Noir Novel from multi-award-winning and bestselling author Michael Lister"Lister's hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction." Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
Walk the mean streets of wartime Panama City with Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a wounded, woman-haunted knight errant in Michael Lister's resonant new noir series Publisher's Weekly calls "a promising private detective series set in 1940s Florida," and Library Journal says "peppered with snappy dialog, this hard-boiled mystery by award winner Lister is a swell read."
"Michael Lister has the world of Florida Panhandle noir all to himself. Tough, violent, and hard-boiled, This novel of obsession and suspense will remind you of Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, and why you started reading crime novels in the first place." John Dufresne
Picking up right at the thrilling conclusion of "The Big Bout," "The Big Blast" finds Soldier working three new complex cases and taking care of his friends in wartime Panama City.
History. Mystery. Romance. Action. Thrills. Suspense. Noir.
Stylish, retro, and highly entertaining, Michael Lister's "The Big Blast" continues the romantic, mysterious, adventures of one of the most interesting and compelling classic hard-boiled detectives to come along in a very, very long time.
"Michael Lister successfully brings back the hard-boiled 1940′s P.I. with his Jimmy 'Soldier' Riley series. Soldier has heart, the dialogue is relentlessly hard-boiled, and the local is steamy and original. Lister knows how to mix it all together with the steady hand of a solid pro." Robert RandisiIf you love mystery, romance, and suspense served up hard-boiled, don't miss Michael Lister's THE BIG BLAST.
 

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Published March 11, 2016 by Pulpwood Press. 171 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, History.
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Above average
on Jun 23 2017

The plot is engaging enough, but as usual in the best of Lister’s work, the high points are small, moving glimpses of his characters’ inner lives.

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