A smart and entertaining crime series debut set in the underbelly of Los Angeles, with a cast of characters that runs the gamut from saints to sinners. In the City of Angels, not everyone plays by the rules. When people need a problem fixed fast, and discreetly, they call Dick Henry. Henry is known as a “shortcut man,” someone who believes that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal. As he cuts through the red tape for his clients, who range from an elderly woman ripped off by shady contractors to a landlord with a tenant many months behind on the rent, Henry always gets the job done, no matter what the cost. In Shortcut Man, Henry spends his days hunting down slimy con men and his nights seducing Lynette, an intoxicating, long-legged vixen. But when Henry gets an assignment from porn producer Artie Benjamin, his life suddenly becomes much more complicated. Now Henry must complete the job, avoid being killed, and somehow figure out what to do with Lynette. Filled with dark comedy, whip-smart writing, and a memorable cast of characters, Shortcut Man evokes Chandler and Hammett - hard-boiled crime at its best - and is an exciting beginning to a crackling new series.
Would you listen to Shortcut Man again? Why?
I have listened to this book over and over. The humor and character traits of the main character just speak to me.
What did you like best about this story?
Above and beyond the main character, the whole concept was intriguing.
What about P. G. Sturges’s performance did you like?
The author always knows what was intended - how each line should be delivered.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
So glad this wasn't a standalone book! Looking forward to more of the Shortcut Man.