There are a good many warped sensibilities out there in the crime fiction world...but Mike McCrary's is really out of plumb. He has an awful lot of fun with his awful characters, giving them all kinds of awful things to do. Plus, Remo Cobb -- despite himself and his reprehensible behavior -- isn't quite irredeemable. I look forward to the third entry in this series to find out what's next for him. This second Remo outing moved very quickly and was often quite funny to go along with its lashings of violence.
This book follows the continuing saga of Remo Cobb, a former defense attorney who is trying to make up for assorted bad deeds, both professional and personal. For various reasons, this is a complicated endeavor. I give Mike McCrary credit for writing a very different kind of novel. Warning: Remo Cobb is not likable. If you don't like reading about guns, extreme violence, or if a lot of expletives bother you, I can't recommend this series. I'm intrigued enough that I'll probably read the next one. I do hope it is edited better than this one; there were enough noticeable typos that it detracted from the story.
No, I didn't stay up all night reading this book, but time did sacrifice morning for it after reading Remo Went Rogue yesterday. Again, a fast-paced novel, written so that you get vivid pictures of what Remo and what his crew are up too. My only criticism of this book is that it was way too short and ends with a cliffhanger, ensuring you will want to read the next book, not out yet at the time of this review - which just kind of sucks.
This stuff is just pure fun. Fast paced, funny, descriptive and addictive. Aside from a few typos, it's tightly written. IMHO, the first book was a bit better as far as plot is concerned. But hey we're not talking Shakespeare here. Get some Johnny "Blue" on ice and start laughing! Life's too short to be so serious. Give me more!