The Wrong Quarry, Paperback Book

The Wrong Quarry Paperback

Part of the Hard Case Crime series

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Quarry doesn't kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his clients of two services: eliminating the assassins, and finding out who hired them...and then removing that problem as well.

So far he's rid of the world of nobody who would be missed.

But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader.

Is this the right quarry?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781781162668



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I have read all the Keller, Quarry and Parker books except for this, the most recent. It’s good. What is it about “hit man” books that attracts us (or me anyway?) I suspect it’s the lifestyle, the hunt, the tracking, etc. The Walter Mitty quality of it all. I think it would be great fun -- except for the killing part. There I draw the line. Guess I’d be a lousy hit man. Come to think of it, I’ve never had women fawning all over me either. That’s OK, my wife loves me.Collins has taking Quarry in a novel direction. Rather than being hired through a middle man to hit people, he’s managed to obtain the list of contacts kept by the broker and is using it to determine who the target might be. He then contacts the target and offers to eliminate the threat from the hit man -- for a fee, of course. Cute. You can read a basic plot summary above, so I don’t feel it necessary to reiterate it. Let’s just say that after the preliminaries, Quarry thinks something's just not right. Fun.

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Quarry is a hitman who kills hitmen. When a hit is ordered he follows the hitmen and discovers who their victim is and offers to kill them instead. He will then, for a price, discover who hired the hit. Quarry follows the stake-out guy to a small Missouri town and finds the victim is a dancer studio owner. Offering his services to the owner, he sets out to kill the hitmen and find out who wants the hit. Along the way he discovers that maybe, just maybe, this time he might be on the wrong side. This is my first Quarry book. I liked him, his work ethic, and his luck with the ladies. He does genuinely want to do what is right, not just kill for killings sake. The story is believable and well thought out. It's full of action and adventure with some sex thrown it. I will be finding more Quarry books to read. He's my kind of guy.

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