Fun and Games

By Duane Swierczynski (Audiobook, 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.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $24.98 US/$27.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781611139303

    • On Sale Date: 06/20/2011

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    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

  • "FUN AND GAMES is a high octane, cinematic delight that uses film techniques of fast pace and quick cuts and highly visual scenes to rivet the reader to their chair. I loved it, man. Duane Swierczynski is the bomb, and this book is a white-hot nuclear explosion." (Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award-winning author of The Bottoms, Leather Maiden, and the Hap and Leonard series).

  • "Cool, suspenseful, tragic, and funny as hell, Duane Swierczynski gives us his best yet in this noir Hollywood fantasy. In FUN AND GAMES, Swierczynski follows the broken dreams of Hollywood out to their logical, horrifying conclusion, where a murder is a meta-narrative that may or may not be greenlit and hitmen are only as good as their last production. I loved this book the first time, and I'll love it even more the second, third, and fourth. I haven't had this much fun reading in a long time." (Sara Gran, author of Dope and Come Closer).

  • "Broader in scope than anything he's done before, and more exciting than whatever you're reading right now, this is Duane's breakout novel." (Ed Brubaker, Harvey- and Eisner-Award-winning author of Criminal and Incognito).

  • "An audacious, propulsive thrill ride that kidnapped me on page one and didn't look back." (Brian Azzarello, Harvey- and Eisner-Award-winning author of 100 Bullets and Loveless).

  • 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: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $24.98 US/$27.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 450
  • ISBN-13: 9781611139303
  • On Sale Date: 06/20/2011
Fun and Games