Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Duke City Split by Max Austin + a Giveaway

Morning, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Max Austin's Duke City Split. This one is new out from Random House's Alibi imprint and they've got a fantastic giveaway to go along with the tour so be sure to read through to the bottom to enter.

Bud and Mick are bank robbers. They've never been busted and it's likely because they stick to the rules. Rule number one: never hit a bank in your own backyard. But when Johnny Muller approaches Mick with a proposition that's almost too good to be true, the pair just can't pass it up. The Tewa Casino's haul is picked up every morning by an armored truck and while said truck varies its route, it always delivers to the same small bank. A small bank with little security and a vault that stays open all day long. They hit the bank on a Monday and come away with a cool three million, easy as pie. But now they've got the Feds, some Chicago heavies, and a ton of other lowlifes on their tail. What's more, someone recognized Johnny Muller! If they can hang onto the cash everything might end up ok, but that's a big if.

Duke City Split was a fun and easy read. Sure it's a pretty basic heist caper and some of the twists are a little predictable but I think there's a lot to be said for a good page turner and Duke City Split is certainly that.

Max Austin is a pseudonym for Steve Brewer, an author I had the pleasure of meeting back in 2008 at Left Coast Crime. I hadn't realized that this was that same author when I signed on for the tour but I'm glad to have discovered his pseudonym. According to his blog, Duke City Split is the first in a new trilogy.

Rating: 3.5/5

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

And now for the giveaway! To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below and do note that this is a tour wide giveaway. Good luck!

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!