"Brewer's writing is gritty and witty, tough on its characters but easy on the reader."-The Albuquerque Tribune
"Brewer's . . . pacing is among the best in the genre."-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
An amateur crime spree takes a turn in the piney woods of far northern California in Bank Job, the latest fast-paced escapade from author Steve Brewer.
Jaded, rage-laden, and utterly stupid, brothers Leon and Junior Daggett and their homicidal partner, Roy Wade, entertain themselves by knocking over liquor stores and gas stations. When a run-of-the-mill robbery goes sour, they find themselves bloody and knocking on the door of a stranger for help. That stranger ends up being Vince Carson, retired bank robber.
Thinking they've discovered their big-time score, Leon and Roy take Vince's wife hostage, forcing him to rob the local bank in exchange for Maria's safe return. But Vince has other ideas. He sets out to prove that old age and treachery always triumph over youth and ineptitude.
Bank Job plays out like a movie-The Desperate Hours meets Raising Arizona. It's just the sort of hilarious mix readers expect from Brewer, author of the recent novels Boost and Bullets.
Steve Brewer spent 22 years in the newspaper business before turning to fiction full time in 1997. A weekly humor column he writes for The Albuquerque Tribune is distributed nationally by Scripps Howard News Service. Steve serves on the board of directors of Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Redding, California, with his wife, two sons, and a dog named Elvis.
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition