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[Epub] ↠ Rocks Beat Paper Author Mike Knowles – Horsebackridingcolorado.us

Rocks Beat Paper Merciless But Honest About Being Monstrous, Wilson Is Worthy To Stand Next To Loren Estleman S Peter Macklin And Donald Westlake S ParkerPublishers WeeklyA Phone Call Brought Wilson And Nine Other Men To A Job In New York At First, He Couldn T See A Way To Make The Heist Work, But The Score Millions Of Dollars In Diamonds Kept Him Looking Wilson Came Up With A Plan He Knew Would Work Until The Inside Man Got Killed And Took The Job With HimWith No Way Inside, The Crew Walks Away Without The Diamonds Alone, Wilson Is Free To Execute The Job His Way Wilson Sets A Con In Motion That Should Run As Predictably As A Trail Of Dominoes Except The Con Doesn T Rely On Inanimate Tiles, It Relies On PeopleWilson Pushes All Of The Pieces Across The Board Only To Find Out That There Are Other Players Making Their Own Moves Against Him Everyone Is Playing To Win And No One Is Willing To Walk Away Because The Job Is About Than Money, The Job Is About Diamonds And In This Game, Rocks Beat Paper Every Time

[Epub] ↠ Rocks Beat Paper  Author Mike Knowles – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Rocks Beat Paper
  • Mike Knowles
  • 23 May 2018
  • 1770411011

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ Rocks Beat Paper Author Mike Knowles – Horsebackridingcolorado.us


  1. says:

    When someone uses the term hardboiled , you generally think of novels featuring a gritty PI who ponders the evil men do while saving a dame in distress Wilson no 1st name in not a PI He s a thief And his deep thoughts are reserved for planning a job But hey, he makes a good living so if it ain t broke..Wilson was invited to be part of a gang with plans to liberate a bag of uncut diamonds from a high end jeweller But when their inside man suddenly died, so did the job He wasn t comforta When someone uses the term hardboiled , you generally think of novels featuring a gritty PI who ponders the evil men do while saving a dame in distress Wilson no 1st name in not a PI He s a thief And his deep thoughts are reserved for planning a job But hey, he makes a good living so if it ain t broke..Wilson was invited to be part of a gang with plans to liberate a bag of uncut diamonds from a high end jeweller But when their inside man suddenly died, so did the job He wasn t comfortable with the size of the crew anyway decides to amend the plan go for it All he needs are 2 carefully selected partners Miles the conman Monica the driver.Good thing he s a determined guy because although he doesn t know it yet, there are others with the same idea Stealing large sums of money can be tricky but diamonds are easier to move hold their value Or to quote Wilson, rocks beat paper He, Miles Monica put the scam in motion but have no idea what or who they re up against This is a gritty, fast paced story that skates past noir to the hardboiled end of the genre The lean narrative sparse dialogue keep things moving as the plot zigs zags in directions you never see coming We spend most time with Wilson his crew but there is a small peripheral cast that pops in out of the story The result is we re never quite sure where the threat is coming from Even as the bodies begin to fall, you may be surprised by who s left standing at the end.Most of the action occurs in New York s meaner neighbourhoods lending a dark, brooding atmosphere to the story but everything revolves around Wilson He s an interesting guy Smart, blunt pragmatic, he s a gun for hire who prefers to avoid any personal ties He has the ability to assess the schematics of a job find the weak spots At the end of the day, he just wants to do a job walk away a few dollars richer If someone has to die for that to happen, well such is life Don t go into this expecting an MC who falls into the charming rogue category He s as unsentimental as it gets But he s also brutally honest about who what he is I enjoyed his clever scams ability to quickly come up with a Plan B when necessary Some characters in this genre can feel derivative but with Wilson, the author has created one that is original distinct This is book 6 in the series sure to be a hit with fans of cleverly plotted hard hitting crime drama


  2. says:

    A good quick read This was a different sort of mystery suspense novel since all the characters are bad guys You don t want to root for the bad guys but can t help liking him and rooting for him.


  3. says:

    If I had to pick a name of an author that had floored me with each book they have written, yet they seem unknown in reading circles, I would put Mike Knowles at the top of the list Knowles has been consistently putting out books that are top notch since 2008 when he burst onto the scene with Darwin s Nightmare which introduced his series protagonist, Wilson Knowles has since release 5 books with Wilson as the lead and each one was better than the one that came before it, however, he may have s If I had to pick a name of an author that had floored me with each book they have written, yet they seem unknown in reading circles, I would put Mike Knowles at the top of the list Knowles has been consistently putting out books that are top notch since 2008 when he burst onto the scene with Darwin s Nightmare which introduced his series protagonist, Wilson Knowles has since release 5 books with Wilson as the lead and each one was better than the one that came before it, however, he may have saved his best for his most recent addition to the series, Rocks Beats Paper.For the uninitiated to the series, Wilson is a man who keeps off the radar He keeps a very small circle of colleagues and even fewer friends He prefers it this way because he makes his living pulling heists Not quick stick em up robberies, but large scale ones with big payouts He tends to pull a job and disappear for large stretches of time while he plots his next job.In this fast paced and well plotted book Wilson comes out of the woodworks to be a part of a 10 million dollar diamond heist The first quarter of this book shows you the great depths he puts the crew through to plan for every obstacle and possible outcome of every possible situation they may encounter Wilson is nothing if not a meticulous planner and he is not afraid to walk away from a job if there is the smallest chance he doesn t escape with his freedom and his desired spoils.When the inside man from this planned job dies in a car accident, Wilson is forced to let the planned job die with him But that doesn t stop him from resurrecting a new plan for the same score Wilson is brilliant in his prepping and his planning and this novel is a lot of fun to read.I have seen many reviews that compare the Wilson novels to the Richard Stark Parker novels I have only read 1 Parker novel, so perhaps I am not the best to comment on the comparison, but I found this novel to be up to par with the Parker novels and I actually enjoy the Wilson novelsI am sure that comment won t sit well with the loyal Parker fans that read this review, but if they at least read a Wilson novel to see how it rates, my goal for this review is accomplished Knowles deserves a much wider audience than he seems to have His writing is crisp, plotting is tight, and all his novels have left me eagerly waiting his next release Do yourself a favor and grab this book and take it for a spin.Highly Recommended


  4. says:

    Wilson works as a con man and has a broker who finds him jobs On his latest job, he is teamed up with eight others to rob a lot of diamonds from a jewelry store Saul, the owner of the store, is getting old and forgetful David is the inside man on the job He has been a loyal employee and is in line to manage the store But he is getting tired of waiting and wants to have the store robbed before Saul runs it to the ground Before the plan could be put in action, a couple deaths put an end Wilson works as a con man and has a broker who finds him jobs On his latest job, he is teamed up with eight others to rob a lot of diamonds from a jewelry store Saul, the owner of the store, is getting old and forgetful David is the inside man on the job He has been a loyal employee and is in line to manage the store But he is getting tired of waiting and wants to have the store robbed before Saul runs it to the ground Before the plan could be put in action, a couple deaths put an end to it Robbing the jewelry store is still on Wilson s mind and he puts together another plan to do it his way.This is the six in the Wilson series Though it is part of series I ve read them all , it works as a stand alone I liked the writing style and there were lots of twists and turns It s written in first person perspective from Wilson s point of view As a head s up, there is swearing and violence.I like Wilson he is straight to the point and no nonsense Miles, a con man, is back as part of the team he is amusing and added humor to the story.Blog review post


  5. says:

    Mike Knowles has developed a character in Wilson that rivals Andrew Vach s Burke for being likeable in spite of being unlikeable Starting with Darwin s Nightmareevery Mike Knowles novel is of the can t put it down variety


  6. says:

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  7. says:

    Summary A diamond heist caper.It s my first Mike Knowles book This is not the first in the Wilson mystery series but you don t have to read the other s to enjoy this This is a fast reading book and I finished this in 24 hours This isn t high brow literature It s fast and furious and is action oriented I found some of the premise and logic iffy but I just went along with the ride, it was better that way Character development is like everything else in this book quick and dirty There are Summary A diamond heist caper.It s my first Mike Knowles book This is not the first in the Wilson mystery series but you don t have to read the other s to enjoy this This is a fast reading book and I finished this in 24 hours This isn t high brow literature It s fast and furious and is action oriented I found some of the premise and logic iffy but I just went along with the ride, it was better that way Character development is like everything else in this book quick and dirty There are no wasted words and Knowles does a good job of making them real in these short words They come in, get introduced and they re off Knowles adds a bit of humor to the characters The humor is a bit forced but acceptable and thank goodness it isn t on every page What I liked most was the plot At 286 pages, Knowles fits a lot in I can t spoil it here but there is enough here for some authors to make this a 500 page book Not having filler is what makes this quick reading You just follow along as the characters go from one thing to another Overall, I enjoyed it The only thing I felt missing was a grand finale It was a bit of a let down but I think the way the author wrote it this way as a segue to the next book.I received this book as a free review copy

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