From BookReporter.com (Feb. 7, 2014)
“THE CONTRACTORS reads like a treatment for a new Quentin Tarantino film, full of quirky — and dangerous — characters, twists and turns, and enough action to fill another two or three books. The experience of reading it is akin to sitting in a dark closet while someone opens the door at irregular intervals and lobs flashbang grenades inside. That’s a compliment, in case you’re in doubt.”
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From The Dallas Morning News (Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014):
“Hunsicker artfully uses Dallas as a realistic backdrop for much of the action in The Contractors. As a fourth-generation Dallasite, the writer knows his city intimately — but this isn’t the Dallas you see on Dallas. This is the rough-edged side of Big D, the land of narcocorridas, rednecks and cash-only transactions. It’s the less-pleasant face of the city, one that can be neatly masked behind the walls of an ordinary house on an innocent-appearing residential street in Casa Linda.”
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From Publishers Weekly:
“Hunsicker’s first standalone packs a mean wallop. . . Helping to make this a standout are perfectly drawn characters, nifty surprises, and a frightening portrayal of the federal government’s poorly monitored use and funding of “contractors” who are heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Hunsicker, author of the Lee Henry Oswald PI series, has crafted a truly chilling thriller.”
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My short story, The Stickup Girl, has been selected for Akashic Books’ upcoming Dallas Noir anthology, edited by David Hale Smith. Other contributors include PEN/Hemingway award winner Ben Fountain; Matt Bondurant, author of The Wettest County in the World; executive vice president of the Mystery Writers of America Daniel J. Hale; and Suzanne Frank, director of Southern Methodist University’s CAPE creative writing program. Pub date: November 2013. Available for pre-order now.
View from the podium. The Texas Book Festival/Highland Park Centennial celebration. Many thanks to moderator Daniel J. Hale and South Texas author Miles Arcenaux.
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