Gone Bamboo, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Henry and Frances, ex-New Yorkers and professional assassins, are living the good life in their retirement home - a luxury hotel suite in an idyllic, tequila-drenched Caribbean hideaway. It's supposed to be all cocktails and sex on the beach.

But when a job icing a Mafioso godfather goes awry, trouble hits paradise ...in the form of a cross-dressing capo, a debauched and savage Irish hardman and a slew of incompetent but vicious US marshals.

Will our hard-nosed, hard-drinking, hard-bodied heroes come out on top?

Soak up the sun, dodge the bullets, GO BAMBOO and find out.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781841953670



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Remember that Bourdain is a reasonably famous chef at a well known New York restaurant. Food certainly is important to him, and one of the characters, Mickey, in this second of his mob-oriented novels, is the chef to a mobster hiding under the witness protection plan in a French island in the Caribbean. Henry, a hit man, had been hired by Jimmie several years before to take out Donnie, a Mafia chieftain. Unfortunately, Donnie had only been badly wounded, had survived the shooting, and was now, several years later, singing to the feds. He is being hidden on the same island where Henry and Frances have taken up an idyllic retirement. Donnie' arrival on the island changes all the dynamics, and Henry, knowing that Donnie probably knows that Henry had been the one hired to shoot him, decides to make some peace overtures. If you like ganster-type books, you' enjoy this one, although I understand that [book:Bone in the Throat] should be read first.

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