Fun and Games

By Duane Swierczynski (Electronic Book, 2011)
The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski.

Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate.

Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People.

It's nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316179898

    • On Sale Date: 06/20/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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The first of three explosive pulp thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation and Marvel Comics scribe Duane Swierczynski.

Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner's entire family, fears one thing above all else: that he'll suffer the same fate.

Languishing in self-imposed exile, Hardie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men who specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it's the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world: The Accident People.

It's nothing personal-the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it's intensely personal. He's not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.

Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers and also writes the X-Men spinoff CABLE for Marvel Comics and IMMORTAL IRON FIST. His latest novels include EXPIRATION DATE; LEVEL 26, cowritten with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuicker; and SEVERANCE PACKAGE, which has been optioned by Lionsgate films. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.


  • FUN AND GAMES by Duane Swierczynski

  • PRAISE FOR SEVERANCE PACKAGE:

    "[A] kinetic story, which never stops moving...turbocharged entertainment." (New York Times).

  • PRAISE FOR WHEELMAN:

    "If you are partial to past-paced thrillers that present this world as an unforgiving, blood-soaked wasteland, you should love Duane Swierczynski's first novel. Swierczynski's novel, like those of [Elmore] Leonard, offers an undertow of humor beneath the churning sea of man's inhumanity." (Washington Post).

  • "Duane Swierczynski puts the rest of the crime-writing world on notice. So learn to spell the last name. He's going to be around for awhile."

  • "Duane Swierczynski is one of the best thriller writers in America, and probably my favorite."

  • PRAISE FOR EXPIRATION DATE:

    "Fashioning an unholy mashup of Back to the Future, The Time Machine and Twelve Monkeys, Swierczynski shows once again that, when it comes to pulp velocity, pop culture savoir-faire and storytelling bravado, he's setting all the standards."

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Fun and Games
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780316179898
  • On Sale Date: 06/20/2011
Fun and Games