Will the mystery be solved so Reno can get the rest of his $100,000 bounty? Will predatory prostitutes, harassing henchmen and enough close shaves to satisfy an old-time barber deter Reno — or make him drop the case?
You’ll just have to pay your $3.99 and find out for yourself.
Some good lines:
“She made love like a woman with an abundance of sexual instinct, and a lifetime of promiscuity to back it up.”
“Ranesewich strikes me as so uptight, you couldn’t pull a needle out of his ass with a tractor.”
“If the detectives caught up with me before I was ready, I’d piss in their ear and tell them it was raining.”
And when a really bad guy dies, the narrative takes on a paranormal tone: “I saw his spirit being sucked into the earth, like sand falling through an hourglass in fast motion.”
This is not a book for someone with an aversion to strong language or semi-explicit sex scenes. But if you’re interested in a good old-fashioned murder mystery with a satisfying ending, Stateline is your basic perfect read.
I give Stateline a solid five stars.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, pizza cook, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California.
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