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Brainquake
by Samuel Fuller


Overview - The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women...and never, ever look inside the bag you're carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women...and never, ever look inside the bag you're carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every rule he's lived by-even if it means he might be left holding the bag.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781781168196
  • ISBN-10: 1781168199
  • Publisher: Hard Case Crime
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 320


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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Crime
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

First published in French in 1993, this so-called “lost” novel from director Fuller (1912–1997) is, like his work for the big screen, rough around the edges and blunt as a head butt. In a plot that echoes that of Fuller’s best-known film, Pickup on South Street, Paul Page suffers “brainquakes”—seizures during which he responds violently to horrifying visions. Paul is working as a bagman for the mob in New York City, making money drops, when he falls in love with Michelle Troy, a gangster’s widow. Believing Michelle’s life to be in danger, Paul flees to Paris with her and $10 million of mob money. In hot pursuit is a mob assassin who dresses as a priest and crucifies his victims. The writing is pulpy and the violence brutal, but Fuller explodes a few surprises to keep the plot unpredictable, and his mordant asides on crime and corruption elevate this tale above much standard genre fare. (Sept.)

 
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