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ISBN: 0446401706
Author: Ross Thomas
Language: English
Publisher: Mysterious Pr (October 1, 1992)
Pages: 256
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 248
Size Fb2: 1706 kb
Size ePub: 1430 kb
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The Backup Men. A saloon owner and a former CIA agent team up to help a pair of assassins escape death. Ross Thomas. Open Road Integrated Media ebook. Welcome to Gray City. The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Since The Backup Men is one of Ross Thomas’ many thrillers, Mac will, of course, eventually be forced to join Mike . Mac McCorkle and Michael Padillo appear in four of the 25 thrillers written by the late Ross Thomas (1926-95).

Since The Backup Men is one of Ross Thomas’ many thrillers, Mac will, of course, eventually be forced to join Mike on what inevitably proves to be a fool’s errand. With shady characters popping out of the woodwork at every turning point in the story, skullduggery is inevitable.

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Ross Thomas (February 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City – December 18, 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics.

Ross Thomas (February 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City – December 18, 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was an American writer of crime fiction. He also wrote several novels under the pseudonym Oliver Bleeck about professional go-between Philip St. Ives.

The Backup Men is in the four part Mac McCorkle series. Mac McCorkle is a part owner of a rather fancy restaurant in Washington, . that he calls a "saloon. 0 5 Author: Ross Thomas Narrator: Brian Holsopple.

Wanda and her brother Walter hire McCorkle to help protect an Arab prince from the most accomplished assassin in the world, but the situation becomes dicey when Walter is murdered

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Get ready for another wild ride in the lives of Mac McCorkle and Michael Padillo. Mac and Mike were co-owners of a saloon called Mac’s Place, in Bonn, West Germany. Mac was a special-operations officer Burma in World War II, Mike a spy and hit man for an unnamed U.S. government agency. (It’s involved in espionage, but it’s not the CIA.) Now that Mac’s Place has been dynamited and left in ruins as a result of one of Mike’s missions gone awry, Mac has reopened the place in Washington, DC, where Mike has rejoined him.

Though Mac is content to run the bar and restaurant, which is making a great deal of money, it seems that his life is repeatedly disrupted when Mike’s old career comes back to haunt him. This time, in The Backup Men, Mike is approached by a shadowy European character named Walther Gothar, a killer for hire he knew back in the old days. Mike refuses to accept Gothar’s invitation to join him in protecting an important foreign visitor to the U.S. Eventually, though, he is forced to relent when Gothar turns up dead — in Mac’s luxurious apartment. To learn the identity of Gothar’s killer and ensure that Mac isn’t in danger, Mike now agrees to accept the job, working with Gothar’s twin sister, Wanda.

Skullduggery is inevitable

Since The Backup Men is one of Ross Thomas’ many thrillers, Mac will, of course, eventually be forced to join Mike on what inevitably proves to be a fool’s errand. With shady characters popping out of the woodwork at every turning point in the story, skullduggery is inevitable. There will be many surprises along the way to the satisfying end. There will also be a great deal of fun.

Thomas’ writing is invariably witty and clever, with a strong dose of cynicism. The dialogue sparkles, and his narrative prose often does, too. Here he is, describing a seedy saloon: “The Chatterbox drew a mixed clientele in that half of the customers were drunk while the other half were trying to get that way and would soon succeed, if their money held out.” And here, referring to a poor neighborhood in Washington, DC: “I noticed that a lot of the old buildings had been torn down and if you liked to look at parking lots, you might say that the neighborhood had been improved.”

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Mac McCorkle and Michael Padillo appear in four of the 25 thrillers written by the late Ross Thomas (1926-95).
Pooker
My top author is certainly Ross Thomas. He is pure genius. This is the third in the series and they are all great. Start at the beginning of the series to get a better flavor. The characters are so brilliantly described, dialog so amazing, slipping humor in when it counts without saturation. Descriptions of places, situations, so vivid this is just a joy to read. I never discussed the plot for fear of spoiling something so I leave that to someone else. If you like thrillers, suspense, and all around fun fast read, this is your best stop at the book shop. Ross Thomas could make any story interesting the way he just ties it all together and gives it a final end that may just keep you guessing. I am not saying this is his best, but he is just so good, compared to the rest, for me, he is five star author through and through. While you may think another author is as good as Ross Thomas, nobody is better.
Yggfyn
Ross Thomas was one of the great thriller writers. His heroes are not supermen, they are clever, realistic, and humorous. The Padillio-McCorkle series is not as great as the Durant-Woo series, but it is still much better than most of what is written today. Unfortunately, the reader of this book is wretched. Padillo is someone who speaks six languages fluently and is always impeccable. A person who knows the best wines and foods, comfortable in any situation,and well educated The narrator has him sound like a Brooklyn hood who barely got out of middle school. It comes close to ruining the book
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This man never wrote a bad word and this is one of his best so its brilliant. Its a waste of time me writing anything other than if you enjoy well written thrillers buy everything you can of Ross Thomas's and enjoy them over and over because they are like land, they not making anymore
I_LOVE_228
The characters were interesting. If the characters are in other works, I will buy them.
Prorahun
My very first Ross Thomas book from back when I was in college. This one set the stage for me to read all the rest. Mike Padillo and Mac MacCorkle became two of my favorite fictional characters of all time.
Bele
Love the characters, their all smart with no dumb moves, especially Wu, have now read entire series wish more, now moving on to others by Ross Thomas
Classic Ross Thomas tale. Unique characters with a good plot. Thomas was one of the greats

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