Crumley, James Bordersnakes

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Bordersnakes

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9780006550792: Bordersnakes

For the first time, the author who has reinvented the hard-boiled novel unites his two great characters – Milo Mildragovitch and C W Sughrue – teaming them on a journey that fishtails through clouds of dust and pools of blood from Montana to the Texas-Mexico border.

Someone gut-shot Sughrue in New Mexico and left him to live with his demons, running naked in the blood-red desert sunset and loving the only woman who has ever managed to love him. Someone took all the money in Milodragovitch’s daddy’s will, leaving Milodragovitch with just a two-thousand-dollar silk suit and a Cadillac El Dorado – and a hard-on for retribution. Now, Sughrue and Milodragovitch, two of the most hardbitten cases the West ever produced, have come together in El Paso for a death trip across a country called Texas, to a state of mind called revenge. For Milodragovitch, it’s a matter of finding the banker who absconded with his inheritance. For Sughrue, it’s confronting the man who set him up for target practice. And for both, it’s a case that revolves around a ranch house in Austin where two people were tortured to death – and a luxurious cocaine-dusted death trap near the border.

Bordersnakes is a crime novel that careens from living hell to waking nightmare, with all the aching beauty and searing sadness that only James Crumley can deliver.

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‘Wild, wicked, sweet, painful, courageous, outrageous and obscene’
New York Times

‘Crumley writes like an angel on speed… Indispensable’
Time Out

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Someone gut shot Sughrue in New Mexico and left him to live with his demons, running naked in the blood red desert sunset and loving the only woman who has ever managed to love him. Someone took all the money in Milodragovitch's daddy’s will, leaving Milo with a 2000 – dollar suit, a Cadillac El Dorado and a hard -on for retribution. Now Sughrue and Milodragovitch have hooked up in El Paso for a death trip across a country called Texas, to a state of mind called revenge.

For Milodragovitch, it's a matter of finding the banker who cheated him of his inheritance. For Sughrue it's all about confronting the man who set him up as target practice. For them both it's a case that revolves around a ranch house in Texas where two people have been tortured to death – and a cocaine – dusted death trap near the Mexican border.

“Wild, Wicked, Sweet, Painful, Courageous, Outrages and Obscene”
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

" A cocaine – fuelled enterprise which proves absolutely that Crumley's Texas …is the place to be."
GUARDIAN

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