The Mad and the Bad

The Mad and the Bad

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"Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew--a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with an ulcerated gut. Michel, known for his kindly interest in the disadvantaged, hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson, gut groaning, pursues. Hunter and hunted make their way across France to the remote mountain estate to which Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781590177204
1590177207
Branch Call Number: MF MANCHETTE
Characteristics: xii, 163 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Nicholson-Smith, Donald - Translator

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Jun 08, 2018

Not a mystery, but a thriller, and terrific too. Would make a great movie. Who knew murder could be so much fun.

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