Unusual protagonists, a bantering tone, and dark humor characterize this hard-boiled mystery by first novelist Gischler. Narrator Charlie "the Hook" Swift is primary enforcer/hit man for crime boss Stan, but a crew from Miami tries to "squeeze" them out of business. When Stan's targets at a strip club turn out to have been policemen, things begin to go haywire: the rivals move in, killing Stan's guys, and Charlie winds up with a sought-after set of crooked ledgers. Violent action and murder continue, with money laundering, an understanding mom, and the FBI thrown in for good measure. For collections of noir crime fiction.
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Pretty good. Gischler's style is cool. I'd recommend Gogo Girls of the Apocalypse over this one thoughPublished 9 months ago by Jeff Ray
Gun Monkeys is an action packed book about a hit man by the name of Charlie Swift. Charlie is to get ledger books that can bring a mob boss down, but everyone on his side starts... Read morePublished on April 1 2004 by richie
I agree with the reviewer below. This is an OK thriller, but the illogical actions of the "hero" ruin any realism. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004
One of the most impressive debuts I've ever read, Gun Monkeys is a return to the two-fisted days of Mickey Spillaine and Richard Stark, with an important twist-it's funny as... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by J. A. KONRATH
This is a darn good read--a page turner from first to last. I like the premise and the writing so much I hope the author will correct the flaw in his next book. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003 by mrarchiegoodwin
Gun Monkeys is a great first novel. I picked it up, intrigued by the name, and I didn't put it down till I'd read it from cover to cover. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003 by Gun Chimp
It's hard not to. A professional killer works his way onto our good side, while being not so good himself. Enjoy.Published on Aug. 4 2003 by John Bowes
Gischler hasn't written detective fiction here, but criminal fiction. This is the kind of book neo-noir fans like, with its muscular prose, language of the day, and unadulterated... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Doris Lane
If Victor can continue to churn out novels like GUN MONKEYS he will earn the title of "The new Elmore Leonard".Published on Nov. 29 2002 by Kent Westmoreland