Canary

In a classic case of ‘wrong place, wrong time’, college student Sarie Holland is pulled over and busted by the cops while doing a favour for a drug-dealing friend, D.  Looking at a possible five years minimum in prison for possession, she’s offered an alternative – become a C.I. (confidential informant) for narcotics officer Ben…

Interview – Duane Swierczynski

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Duane Swierczynski, author of the recently released Point & Shoot.  Point & Shoot is the finale to the Charlie Hardie trilogy which exceeded my already very high expectations. If someone had to put together a criminal profile on Duane Swierczynski, what would it say? I wouldn’t be…

Deadpool: Wade Wilson’s War

I’ve always been interested in Deadpool but as with most comic book characters I’ve not read, I didn’t know where to start. I first encountered the character a few years ago when Marvel attempted to bring Deadpool to the silver screen casting Ryan Reynolds in Wolverine: Origins. Most people felt that this was a perfect choice as Reynolds is…

Point & Shoot

“The trick to becoming someone else isn’t selling it to others. Most people don’t look too closely. The trick is selling it to yourself.” Those are words spoken by Charlie Hardie. Well, the other Charlie Hardie. Over the past 8 years, Hardie has been through a lot. After giving up the cop-life and becoming a…

The Wheelman

Man, this took me a while to finish. It certainly had nothing to do with the plot, the characters or the author’s pacing; I just picked the wrong times to read. Almost every time I picked this book up, I dozed off. What had made this experience so frustrating was that I really liked it…

Hell and Gone

Swierczynski’s Hell and Gone Picking up directly after the events of Fun and Games, we find Charlie Hardie in the clutches of The Industry or The Accident People or Secret America, or whatever you want to call them. While Hardie’s former colleague is on the lookout for him, finding him proves difficult. “They” don’t screw…

Fun & Games

Swierczynski’s Fun & Games Charlie Hardie is a former under-the-table employee of the Philly police force before an incident altered his life and forced a drastic career change. Charlie is now a house sitter who agrees to sit on your couch, down beers and watch old movies why you’re off having a life somewhere else.…