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Casanegra

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Casanegra

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
78544, 78967, 2519
publisher:
Atria
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B

Blair Underwood (yes, the actor) joins husband-and-wife writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes for Casanegra — the first in a series of urban mysteries laced with hardcore action (read: sex). Tennyson Hardwick is a handsome ex-Hollywood gigolo who gets tangled in a web of prostitution, Smith & Wesson-toting rappers, and shady music execs when an old client turns up dead the day after a steamy encounter. Although mixed metaphors fly like bullets (”I felt Death blow on my face like hot wind from a speeding train”), the pace is taut, the dialogue is snappy, and it’s hard not to fall for Underwood’s fallen hero. B

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