Mario Taboada (email@example.com)
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 12:08:19 -0700 (PDT)
Let me put in a plug for the novel _Dead Man_ by Joe Gores. I
found this at a remainder bin and enjoyed it enormously. It's
a tense thriller with a big segment in the Louisiana swamps.
As always, I marvel at Joe Gores's command of his craft. In
this book, an adventure novel that in the old days could have
been a western, he keeps tight control of his characters and
situations, with no padding of any sort. The swamp segment is
like a fat-free James Lee Burke. A cold and very hardboiled
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