The prolific author shares what he's bringing into his hammock

By Stephen King
Updated July 29, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

I’m reading Devils in Exile, by Chuck Hogan. It’s a terrific Boston-based crime thriller about Iraq vets who decide to torch the city’s drug trade. They grab the money when the big deals go down and trash the drugs. You read this and think, “It’s the best damn Clint Eastwood movie that never got made in the rootin’-tootin’-Magnum-shootin’ 1970s.” Immensely satisfying for the action-minded.