Wet Work by Christopher Buckley

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



Charley Becker, head of one of America’s biggest conglomerates, is a man on a mission. His only granddaughter, the beloved Natasha, has been found dead in her flat after taking an accidental overdose of cocaine and now he wants revenge.

Determined to find the men responsible, Charley starts by tracking down Natasha’s boyfriend, Tim. Then he finds the small-time dealers who supplied him. Charley’s way of doing business leaves no room for negotiation. But ‘wet work’—the shooting of a victim from up close—is only half the story and the further up the chain Charley gets, the higher the stakes become.

To nail Peru’s megalomaniac cocaine king, he will have to hire himself some hit men, a gunboat and some truly extraordinary weaponry . . .  

About Christopher Buckley

See more books from this Author
Christopher Buckley, "the quintessential political novelist of his time" according to Fortune magazine, is the winner of the distinguished ninth annual Thurber Prize for American Humor. Tom Wolfe has described him as "one of the funniest writers in the English language." Buckley is the author of twelve books, many of them national bestsellers, including Thank You For Smoking, God Is My Broker, No Way To Treat A First Lady, Florence of Arabia, and the memoir Losing Mum and Pup.
Published November 16, 2011 by Knopf. 271 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Wet Work

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Buckley's second novel (after The White House Mess, 1986) finds him edging into WFBjr's territory of international melodrama, and adding a bloody overlay of Richard Condon burlesque.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Wet Work

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In his new novel, Buckley ( The White House Mess ) seems undecided whether to write a new comic caper or go for the action crowd, so he rather uneasily combines elements of both genres. Charley Becker

Sep 12 2014 | Read Full Review of Wet Work

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Buckley uneasily combines elements of the satirical comic caper and the action drama in this tale of a billionaire's personal vendetta against drug lords. (Jan.)

Jan 04 1993 | Read Full Review of Wet Work

Entertainment Weekly

Thanks to Hollywood and writers like Christopher Buckley, America .

Mar 01 1991 | Read Full Review of Wet Work

Reader Rating for Wet Work

An aggregated and normalized score based on 12 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review