An Ordinary Decent Criminal

An Ordinary Decent Criminal

Book - 2010/08/03
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Wanting to settle down to a quiet life with his wife and baby, recovering addict and reformed thief Montgomery Haaviko foils a robbery in his home and is subsequently targeted by a vengeful crime boss and a suspicious police sergeant.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010/08/03
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312606282
0312606281
Branch Call Number: M VANROOY
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm

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Levi_Hayes Oct 27, 2015

This book was a 4 until I got about 50 pages from the end (18% left). Monty is witty and the narration style is quick and precise, which kept me turning pages--more than I thought I was. However, there is a bunch of stuff in the middle that is pretty domestic and it is good material, but it feels totally disconnected from Monty's problems with Walsh and Robillard. He just suddenly decided to deal with them again in the last 35/40 or so pages, and because of that the way he did deal with them seemed over the top and a bit silly and unbelievable. Amazing beginning, strong middle, but kind of a weak ending.

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vitareader
Aug 25, 2010

An Ordinary Decent Criminal – Van Rooy, Michael
Monty Haaviko is a reformed drug addict and criminal who is just trying to live a nice ordinary straight life with his wife, son, dog and mouse. First day in the new house is ruined when three criminals enter the house and try to rob and manhandle Monty. What is a guy to do but defend himself and his family. He does and the cops , well one in particular decides to make it his business to drive him out of town. Monty fights back and it is game on. Raunchy, edgy, violent but the good guy wins.
This time not the cops.

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Oct 13, 2010

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