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251 pages (October 2010); 1.1MB downloadLone Star Press
; ISBN: 978-0-9759544-9-2
Arthur Quinn is wealthy and bored and he has been that way for years. To liven things up, Quinn solves problems for his friends between cocktails.
In "Refrigerator White", Quinn is confronted by a weeping co-worker who is afraid that she is pregnant. After a quick chat, Quinn hits the bar scene looking for the probable baby daddy.
In "Tokyo Bound" Quinn flies to Japan in search of a missing student where he confronts his past and an old wound that will not heal. After a shoot out with Japanese gangsters, Quinn makes a dash for the airport one step ahead of the criminals and the cops.
In "Ninety-Six Dollars", Quinn goes looking for an ex-flame on behalf of her last suitor. After he tells the old beau that she is content and happy and done with him, the ex-stripper turns up dead. Quinn picks through the wreckage of her life searching for the killer and finding a dancer with a few secrets.
In "The Corpse Flower", Quinn helps a moneyed woman search for her missing flaky sister. A long trail of clues leads Quinn to a distant roadside motel and a knockdown dragged out fight.
In "Deph", Quinn and his trigger happy friend Barnes search for the person that let a young girl overdose and die. The two gunmen roll up the drug pipeline with guns blazing trying to fill a void left by the sudden death.
Four novellas and a short story. 85,000 words.
"Williams' collection of Quinn stories falls somewhere short of Andrew Vachss' Burke and somewhere ahead of Parker's Spenser (for hire). Williams loves writing in "first person sarcastic" and keeps the tradition for American trouble-shooters having a wise-ass crack for everything alive and well. There's an interesting undercurrent in these stories, a kind of cheerfully sociopathic bent, that makes them a great guilty pleasure. If you like your crime stories terse with punches and gunshots, check this book out!"
---Mark Finn, author of World Fantasy Award nominated "Blood & Thunder"
Also by Bill Williams: "Young & Foolish"