It's more than four months old, but it's still worth reading...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
10 Good Reasons to buy Adrian McKinty's Fifty Grand
Adrian McKinty's latest book, featuring a Cuban detective named Mercado who has come to Colorado on a single-minded mission, is coming out on April 28th. Here are a few reasons to plunk down your hard earned dollars for it.
1.You’re a fan of high octane, action-driven, well-plotted suspense novels that pull no punches.
2.You’re a huge fan of McKinty’s earlier novels and have been marking off the days on your calendar until you can get his next one.
3.You’d like to be a fan of McKinty’s earlier novels, but seeing as for some reason they’re not all in print, you’re willing to start with one you can actually get.
4.You don’t know much about Cuba, but wouldn’t mind learning a little if it was presented in entertaining tidbits.
5.You know a lot about Cuba, but are always interested in intelligent commentary from someone who’s been there, whether or not they agree with you. (Okay--this description corresponds to pretty much nobody. I'm still leaving it in.)
6.You’re going to Cuba now that the restrictions have been lifted and need a page turner to read on the plane.
7.You love well-crafted fiction with the occasional lyric passage.(Yeah, yeah--I can live in hope that this is going to persuade anyone, can't I?)
8.You are a starlet just making your way in the world, and, having been invited to the Colorado resort scene for the weekend by a minor celebrity, would like some tips on how best to fit in.
9.You are intent upon revenge and would like some ideas for the best way to go about planning it.(Starlet, this reason might be for you, too--post-weekend.)
10.You have this thing for hot, Latina maids.
I deplore the last two reasons, of course, but if it means you are going to go out and buy the book, well, who am I to stop you? I mean, heaven knows, I'm no Detective Mercado.