Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Big Numbers" by Jack Getze

Big Numbers, Big Trouble, Big Debut. Someone is killing Austin Carr. That we know as Jack Getze's 'Big Numbers' opens up. How Austin Carr, barely legal, loving dad, rum swilling, camper-on-the-back of a pick-up dwelling, glib stockbroker gets there, is the basis for this darkly comic fight for survival between the twilight shades of doing wrong and wanting to do right. Austin has more lives than Morris the cat, and he needs every one of them to fend off all the people who want him out of the way. The only thing missing for me is a touch more of the New Jersey. Perhaps the next novel by this newcomer will deepen Austin to cult status, or at least, give us new and inventive ways to put Austin into the hospital. :-) For lovers of hard-hitting, no frills mysteries featuring a lusty redhead for Carr to tussle with, this book puts up big numbers in the ratings.

4 comments:

Austin Carr said...

Happy Anniversary, Rick. And thanks for the nice review of Big Numbers. It's my first documented adventure, so it will always have a special place in my heart. Although, the redhead in number 3 is totally awesome!!!!

L.L. Bartlett said...

Hey, I just met Jack yesterday at the New York Library Association's Author Garden. Great guy, neat to talk to!

Austin Carr said...

Hey, I.I.--The Famous Author says you talked him into putting a page up on MySpace. I've been after him on that for a year. Way to go! And congrats on the new deal with Berkeley Crime. Yay!

L.L. Bartlett said...

Hey, Jack, give me the URL -- I want to be your friend!