"amusing crime thriller"
Former Chicago homicide detective Joe Riley has been trying
to find hit woman Lily Marden for a long time because she
is the key to getting his job back. The trail takes him to
Las Vegas where he gets into a card game with two gamblers
who don't take kindly to losing all their money to a
tourist. While he is winning a small fortune, Lily is
completing her latest contract. Joe reads about the murder
the next day and knows it is Lily.
Joe isn't the only one who is itching to find Lily. The
police are looking for her as are the twin psychotic
brothers of the victim who want to kill her. The owner of
the hotel where the victim was murdered sends his security
to kill her Vegas style. The two gamblers keep getting in
Joe's way and while everybody is tripping over each other,
Joe and Lily unexpectedly find themselves attracted to one
BULLETS will remind readers of a Three Stooges' farce and
that must be the author's intention because one of the
characters in the book is a Curly look-alike. Fast pacing,
witty dialogue and a lot of action make Steve Brewer's
latest crime thriller a fun and entertaining reading
experience. The greatest mystery of this novel is why Lily
is a likable and endearing character.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2003
When a contract killer bumps off a high roller in a Las Vegas casino, a tangle of romance, gambling, and gunplay follows. The killer, Lily Marsden, is a mysterious and cold woman who is a true professional. But soon, the casino owner, his henchmen, and the victim's two -brothers are on Lily's trail.
Former Chicago cop Joe Riley is pursuing Lily, too. She cost him his job as a homicide investigator when suspicion of a bookie's murder fell on him. Joe is certain Lily killed the bookie, and he's tracked her across the country to Vegas.
Throw in some local cops, a playboy, a new widow, a rug merchant, a harridan, and a couple of idiot gamblers named Delbert and Mookie, and the mixture soon boils with intrigue and murder. Add a dash of romance as a strange magnetism develops between Lily and Joe, dust the whole concoction with Steve Brewer's trademark humor, and you end up with Bullets-a crime novel you won't soon forget.